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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 26 LIVE FLOOR AND INTERNET AUCTION

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando - Disney Springs™ Area 2305 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Friday, November 1, 2019 Session I: 9:30 am edt Session II: 1:30 pm edt Session III: 4:30 pm edt Saturday, November 2, 2019 Session IV: 9:30 am edt Session V: 11:30 am edt Monday, November 4, 2019 Session VI (Express): 10:00 am est

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Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 26 Live Floor and Internet Auction, Friday-Saturday, November 1-2, 2019 Live on the Internet (Express), Monday, November 4, 2019

Thank you for joining us for our 26th auction overall and our 7th in a live floor setting. It is through the support and enthusiasm of bidders and consignors alike that we are able to offer such a high level of quality in coins, ingots, paper money and artifacts. Here is a summary of the auction this time: Gold Cobs begins with The John Pullin Collection of Dated Mexican Gold Cobs from the 1715 Fleet, an important assemblage of choice coins with clear dates recovered from 1715-Fleet wreck sites, including a 1714J 8 escudos that was photographed in the famous January 1965 National Geographic article that first brought fame to the 1715 Fleet (lot 3). The section then continues with other gold cobs struck by Spanish and Spanish colonial mints across all periods and reigns. The Shipwreck Ingots section contains many gold, silver, and copper ingots of various weights and shapes representing the sporadically ill-fated means of transporting the mineral wealth of the Americas across the Atlantic Ocean. Three gold “finger” bars and seven(!) large silver ingots represent the ever-popular Atocha, while the historically important “key bar” from the “Tumbaga wreck” plated in both Armstrong’s and García-Barneche’s books is offered as lot 88. Shipwreck Coins has an array of silver coins recovered from wrecks like the Capitana, 1715 Fleet, Rooswijk, and SS Republic as well as gold coins from the Luz, SS Central America, and SS Brother Jonathan. Atocha collectors will want to pay particular attention to the Atocha Classics Collection, an unprecedented numismatic compilation of top-quality cobs from the Atocha, including examples of the first coinage of Lima and Potosí, plus dated Potosí cobs by die variety, many quite rare. Our Mexico Silver Cobs section commences with The John Pullin Collection of Dated Mexican Silver Cobs, a date run of all denominations where most boast pedigrees to the 1715 Plate Fleet, including a desirable 1715J 8 reales. The section continues with several Charles-Joanna “Early Series” 4 reales, shield-type 8 reales and even a Royal 1715J 8 reales (lot 407). The Lima and Potosí Silver Cobs sections contain many rarities, like a Lima 1659V 8 reales struck using a Royal obverse die (lot 437) and an abundance of Potosí Royal coins (plus a couple Hearts), including a very rare, unholed 1704/3Y 8 reales (lot 509). The Potosí section also features many Philip II cobs this time, chief among them being a choice assayer-L 8 reales (lot 450). In Other Silver Cobs, highlights include a Santo Domingo Charles-Joanna 2 reales (lot 542) and a Panama Philip II 1 real (lot 544), both key coins that are considered among the finest known. Ferdinand-Isabel coins from mainland Spain feature prominently, and a unique and noteworthy section of Indonesian / Malaysian countermarked cobs rounds out the section. Our newly combined World Coins section now includes gold coins with the silver. Bidders will want to witness the Honduras 1888 gold 20 pesos (lot 942) as well as several key Peruvian rarities, plus Part I of the vast Whittier Collection of Bolivian Monetary Medals (lots 620-728), representing some of the rarest and choicest known examples. Following that, Medals and Decorations hosts the Santander Collection of Colombian Proclamation Medals, an assortment of some of the rarest and most well-designed colonial-era medals in choice grades. Ancient Coins offers a selection of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine coins capped by a Roman aureus of Marcus Aurelius (lot 1227). Our U.S. Coins section contains a graded denomination set of 1861-dated gold coins (lots 1249-1254) while U.S. Paper Money hosts several Revolutionary War-era colonial notes (lots 1270-1274). In World Paper Money, we have an exceedingly rare Falkland Islands 1 pound dated 1915 (lot 1312), a Greek 25 drachmai specimen ca. 1897-1900 (lot 1317), and a grouping of scarce Colombian bank notes (lots 1285-1302). Coin Jewelry has a pleasing variety of gold and silver coins in attractive mounts, particularly ancient and shipwreck coins. Shipwreck Artifacts contains many pieces from the Atocha like an intact cooking pot (lot 1386) and a lettered iron sword blade (lot 1387), as well as 1715-Fleet curios like an intact Chinese porcelain cup (lot 1393) and two “olive blossom” gold chains (lots 1390 and 1391). Non-Wreck Artifacts features an eclectic arrangement of flintlock firearms, religious relics, and traditional militaria finished with a grouping of European maps in Documents. Following the main auction is our Express (Internet-only) session with additional coins, medals and bank notes for the value-minded collector. We hope you enjoy the auction experience as much as we do and acquire some new items to expand your collection.

The Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC team:

Daniel Sedwick, Agustín (Augi) García-Barneche, Cori Sedwick Downing, Connor Falk

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Table of Contents SECTION LOTS PAGES

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

SESSION I: 9:30 AM EDT The John Pullin Collection of Dated Mexican Gold Cobs from the 1715 Fleet............................................................ 1-18................ 7-13 Gold Cobs (by country) ............................................................................. 19-79.............. 13-24 Shipwreck Ingots ....................................................................................... 80-102............ 25-41 Shipwreck Coins (chronologically by wreck) ............................................. 103-312.......... 42-75 SESSION II: 1:30 PM EDT The John Pullin Collection of Dated Mexican Silver Cobs Mostly from the 1715 Fleet...................................................... 313-379.......... 76-85 Silver Cobs of Mexico City, Mexico ............................................................ 380-427.......... 86-93 Silver Cobs of Lima, Peru ..........................................................................428-449.......... 94-97 Silver Cobs of Potosí, Bolivia...................................................................... 450-541.......... 98-115 Other Silver Cobs (by country) .................................................................. 542-590.......... 116-128 SESSION III: 4:30 PM EDT World Silver Coins (Argentina to Bolivia - colonial)................................... 591-619.......... 129-133 The Whittier Collection of Bolivian Monetary Medals............................... 620-728.......... 144-162 World Silver Coins (Bolivia - republic to Venezuela)................................... 729-1129........ 163-222

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019

SESSION IV: 9:30 AM EDT Medals and Decorations............................................................................. 1130-1194...... 223-243 Ancient Coins............................................................................................. 1195-1248...... 244-249 U.S. Coins................................................................................................... 1249-1269...... 250-253 U.S. Paper Money....................................................................................... 1270-1279...... 254-256 World Paper Money (by country)............................................................... 1280-1327...... 257-269 SESSION V: 11:30 AM EDT Coin Jewelry............................................................................................... 1328-1370...... 271-277 Shipwreck Artifacts..................................................................................... 1371-1401...... 278-286 Non-Wreck Artifacts................................................................................... 1402-1449...... 286-300 Documents................................................................................................. 1450-1455...... 301-303

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2019

SESSION VI: 10:00 AM EST Express Session (Internet only; selected items from all sections)................. 1456-1650...... 304-314

Numismatic Articles

“Similarity of Die Details Between the Mainland Spanish Mints and the Mexico City Mint in the Early 1500s,” by Cori Sedwick Downing................................. 118-122 “The Bolivian Monetary Medals of 1825-1879,” by Daniel Frank Sedwick......................... 134-143 “The Saint Eligius Medallion of Maurice Pouillard,” by Agustín García-Barneche.............. 230-235 5


A NOTE ABOUT THE ORDER

As the world’s leading purveyors of New World cobs and shipwreck coins, we have always separated and highlighted our cob and shipwreck offerings from the rest of what we sell. We have preserved that arrangement in our auctions as well, with cobs presented in order of establishment of each mint (the rare and unusual mints at the end) and the shipwreck coins, ingots and artifacts presented in chronological order by wreck.

REFERENCES CITED

Where possible, in the description for each lot we supply one or more numbers in reference to acknowledged publications in the field. References used in this catalog include the following: CT = Calicó’s Numismática española (2008), formerly by Calicó and Trigo (nine previous editions). Fonrobert = Fonrobert’s Sammlung uberseeischer Munzen: III. Abtheilung Sud-Amerika (1878). Janson = Janson’s La Moneda Circulante en el Territorio Argentino 1574-2015 (2016). KM = Krause-Mishler’s Standard Catalog of World Coins, various editions, including Spain, Portugal and the New World. Restrepo = Restrepo’s Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, fourth edition (2012). S = Sedwick’s The Practical Book of Cobs, fourth edition (2007). Sp = Spink’s (formerly Seaby’s) Coins of England and the United Kingdom, fiftieth edition (2015). A list of other, more specialized references used in our catalogs is available at www.sedwickcoins.com/references.htm.

SHIPWRECK HISTORIES

Please visit our website at www.sedwickcoins.com/wreckhistory.pdf for brief historical backgrounds on the various shipwrecks in this auction.

COIN GRADING and DESCRIPTIVE TERMS

From best to worst, UNC is Uncirculated, AU is Almost Uncirculated, XF is Extra Fine, VF is Very Fine, F is Fine, VG is Very Good, and G is Good, with Fair and Poor below that. (“About” or “A” means the coin is just shy of the indicated grade.  Mint State refers to lustrous, choice UNC coins.) We do not always assign numismatic grades to sea-salvage and land-burial coins, which were usually Uncirculated (or close to it) before the effects of corrosion and/or cleaning. Corrosion is usually assessed, from least to most, as follows: none, minimal, light, moderate, and heavy. Also note that we sometimes use the abbreviations E for escudos and R for reales in the listings for Spanish and Spanish colonial items.

A NOTE ABOUT PHOTOS

Coin photos in this catalog are generally shown at actual size, with the exception of large lots, which are often reduced, as are most medals, paper money, artifacts, documents, artwork and media. Photos of coins in the most recent NGC capsules have four white intrusions into the rims of the coins due to a special design meant to enable viewing of the edges of those coins.

We encourage bidders to examine lots in advance in person, either at the coin shows we attend or at our premises in Winter Park, Florida (by appointment only), or at the auction site (when applicable).

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The John Pullin Collection of Dated Mexican Gold Cobs from the 1715 Fleet

1. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1713J, NGC MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-John Pullin (stated on label).

S-M30; KM-57.1; CT-106. 26.90 grams. Impressively large flan (for the date) with the crown, shield and cross-and-tressure 100% complete, also full and bold oXMJ, bold and nearly full date (just missing the very top-right part of the 3) and denomination VIII, well centered and devoid of doubling, with most crevices lightly toned and/or graced with fine sediment from its centuries at sea. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-003. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

2. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, “GRAT” variety (date on reverse), NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-Real Eight, ex-John Pullin (stated on label). S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-107. 27.02 grams. The one-year, one-denomination

“GRAT” type is notable for finely detailed but somewhat lightly struck elements (also some diagnostic engraving errors, like the fesse of Austria punched over the fleurs of Burgundy and the denomination VIII punched over IIIV), and this coin is no exception; however, what makes this one stand out is the fact that it has none of the typical doubling usually seen on this issue, and the date at the top of the reverse is uncharacteristically full and clear (most of the time it is missing), in addition to the choice full crown and shield and cross, and the bold full oMJ and denomination, the still-present luster slightly mitigated by faint surface graininess. One of the best we have seen of this type. From the 1715 Fleet (Nieves site), with Philip Flemming photo-certificate, and pedigreed to the Schulman auction of November 1972 (Real Eight), lot #491. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-002. Estimate: $15,000-up.

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3. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, NGC MS 60, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-Real Eight, ex-

National Geographic, ex-John Pullin (stated on label). S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-108. 26.83 grams. Shipwreck coins are not like other collectible coins, for in addition to their salvage aspect (which in the case of gold is actually a plus, since gold does not corrode and centuries under the sea actually protect gold coins from the inevitable effects of even judicious handling), shipwreck coins cannot have pedigrees any further back than their time of salvage, which is why this coin is so important: From the moment it was found, it was singled out by Real Eight as a showpiece to be featured in their marketing pamphlets and (best of all) became one of several “trophies” splashed across a two-page spread in the premier article about the 1715-Fleet salvage in National Geographic. It is easy to see why this coin was chosen: Due to an off-center strike, the date and crown and oMJ are unusually bold and full, with the shield nearly in the same category, while the reverse is perfectly centered to show a 100% cross-and-tressure. Slightly grainy surfaces harbor toning and light sediment, giving the coin a reddish color overall. In short, like “cabinet-toned” coins with fourscore-long chains of ownership, this piece is immediately recognizable as a pedigree piece to be treasured for generations to come. From the 1715 Fleet, and plated on page 26 of the 1965 issue of National Geographic magazine (a copy of which accompanies this lot), pedigreed to the Real Eight Co., with photo-pamphlet from their Museum of Sunken Treasure (this coin plated thereon), and plated next to page 145 in Kip Wagner’s Pieces of Eight (1966), also pedigreed to our Auction #8, with original lot-tag #2. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705321-001. Estimate: $20,000-up.

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4. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1715J, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-John Pullin

(stated on label). S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-109. 26.77 grams. Choice full shield and crown, bold full oMJ and denomination and date, full and well-centered cross, all on a somewhat compact flan with tinge of orange color over the usual yellow, tied with four others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. From the 1715 Fleet, with Philip Flemming photo-certificate. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-001. Estimate: $12,500-$20,000.

5. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4

escudos, 1713J, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-John Pullin (stated on label). S-M30; KM-55.1;

Typically offcenter strike yet thankfully devoid of doubling, the oXMJ and date (except for the top of the 3) particularly bold and with nearly full cross and shield as well, bright yellow and lustrous, with slight black staining at about 4-5 o’clock. From the 1715 Fleet, with Philip Flemming photo-certificate. Auction lottag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-004. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

CT-233. 13.57 grams.

6. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4

escudos, 1714J, NGC MS 64, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-John Pullin (stated on label). S-M30; KM-55.2;

CT-234. 13.48 grams. Impressively lustrous, with well-detailed full crown and shield and cross, bold oMJ and date, some weak strike but mostly choice. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2000, with original lot-tag #806. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705321-002. Estimate: $5,000$7,500.

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7. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, 1715J, NGC MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label), Practical Book of Cobs Plate Coin (3rd edition), ex-John Pullin (stated on label). S-M30; KM-55.2; CT-235. 13.26 grams. It is hard to imagine a nicer example of this desirable final year of 1715-Fleet cobs (and in fact there may not be any nicer, as it is tied with two others for finest known in NGC census), for this coin shows a 100% full and bold date and oMJ while still bearing a full shield and cross, all with muted luster and no doubling or wear. Little wonder Frank Sedwick chose this piece for plating in his Practical Book of Cobs! From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #8 (lot #6) and plated on page 106 of the 3rd edition (1995) of The Practical Book of Cobs. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705323-001. Estimate: $10,000-up.

8. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, (17)11J,

NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-Tricentennial Hoard, ex-John Pullin (stated on label). S-M30; KM-53.1; CT-unl. 6.72 grams. Rather

scarce with discernible date (bottom of 11 visible), and in enviably high grade (lustrous and choice), in fact one of only two entries in the NGC census, with 100% full and well-detailed shield and (slightly offcenter) cross plus most of crown, desirably pedigreed to the discoveries made in 2015, exactly 300 years after the sinking. From the 1715 Fleet (Corrigans site), with original Queens Jewels LLC photo-certificate #79286 (Tricentennial Hoard). Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-013. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

9. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, 1713J,

NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-John Pullin (stated on label).

Clear bottom half of 1713 date (scarce thus) outside bold oXM and full and bold shield, nearly full (off-center) cross, lustrous and devoid of doubling, in fact tied with two others for finest known in NGC census. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-005. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

S-M30; KM-53.1; CT-349. 6.67 grams.

10. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, 1714J,

NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (stated on label).

S-M30; KM-53.2; CT-350. 6.72 grams. Impressively full and crisp date and oMJ (due to off-center strike), the crown and shield also crisp and nearly full, with choice full cross on other side, slightly more toned and less lustrous than most. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #4663876-002. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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11. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, 1715J,

very rare, NGC AU 55, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-Ullian, ex-John Pullin (stated on label). S-M30; KM-53.2; CT-351. 6.63 grams.

Rounding out his short but exceptional collection of 2 escudos is this highly elusive 1715, with very bold full 715 of date and 100% full crown due to slightly off-center strike, the cross-and-tressure full and well centered, with typically grainy surfaces from light sand-washing but also with traces of light coral in crevices, one of just two examples in NGC census (the other being MS 61), additionally desirable as pedigreed to a specific find 55 years ago. From the 1715 Fleet, with Lou Ullian photocertificate (1964 Memorial Day find on Colored Beach), pedigreed to our Auction #6 (lot #17). Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-012. Estimate: $3,500-up.

12. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, (17)02(J), very rare, NGC

MS 63, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet / 2013 One Escudo Pile (designated on special label). S-M29a; KM-51.1; CT-499. 3.4 grams. Very bold 02 of date and oX of mintmark, nearly full crown and shield,

off-center cross, highly lustrous for the type, some peripheral flatness, curiously pedigreed to a small hoard of 1E found packed inside a cannon found in 2013. From the 1715 Fleet (Corrigans site), specifically the “2013 One Escudo Pile� (found inside a cannon), as stated on the special slab label, with original Queens Jewels LLC photo-certificate and tag #76455. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #2061919-266. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

13. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 1707J, mintmark oM, very rare, NGC AU 58, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-John Pullin (stated on label). S-M30; KM-51.1; CT-502. 3.44 grams. Excep-

14. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 1710J, very rare,

tionally bold date and mintmark oM (first known date of assayer-J 1E, one of several dates for which both oM and oXM are known for the mintmark), with nearly full cross (box-end type) and most of shield and crown, most of the peripheries flat (as made) but the centers bold, very slightly sandwashed all over. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to our Auction #12, with original lot-tag #12, also with Mel Fisher Center tag #45042. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-011. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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NGC MS 63, finest and only example in NGC census, ex1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-John Pullin (stated on label). S-M30; KM-51.1; CT-505. 3.25 grams. Very bold full

date and (o)XMJ despite slightly crude strike (some flat spots), the shield and cross otherwise full and with nearly full crown as well, some luster, tiny spot of black encrustation in X of mintmark. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-010. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.


15. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 1711J, NGC AU 53, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-John Pullin (stated on label).

Exceptionally full and bold date and oXMJ, nice full cross (normal cross-crosslet variety), most of shield, some peripheral flatness. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-009. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

S-M30; KM-51.1; CT-506. 3.45 grams.

16. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, (1)712(J), mintmark oM, NGC AU 55, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-John Pullin (stated on label). S-M30; KM-51.2; CT-508. 3.38 grams. Deeply red-toned

around bold details, including date and mintmark, full crown above most of shield, nearly full cross, small and thick oblong flan. From the 1715 Fleet, with Philip Flemming photo-certificate. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-008. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

17. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, (17)13(J), mintmark oM,

NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-John Pullin (stated on label). S-M30; KM-unl (51.2 for type); CT-509. 3.36 grams. Struck off-center enough to enable a very bold 13 of date

in addition to a full crown and just enough mintmark to attribute it to oM instead of oXM, the shield and cross partial but crisply detailed due to its exceptionally high grade, with corresponding luster, peripheral flatness. From the Nieves site of the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Parke-Bernet auction of February 1967, lot #173 (plate photo on page 65 of that catalog). Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-006. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

18. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 1714J, NGC MS 65, ex-1715

Fleet (designated on special label), ex-John Pullin (stated on label).

Full and crisp date outside full oMJ, crisply detailed crown and shield and cross (albeit off-center), lustrous and choice (in fact tied with two others for finest known in NGC census), with typically filed edges (as made). From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-007. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. S-M30; KM-51.2; CT-510. 3.36 grams.

Mexico City, Mexico

19. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1711J, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-57.1; CT-103. 26.72 grams. Bold full oXMJ, clear date, nearly full cross

and shield, good centers but peripheries flat and with blunted points on edge (as made), slightly sandwashed AU with old surface digs near edge on reverse (variant with “ears” in corners, 1711-12 only). From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

20. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, Charles II, assayer L, NGC MS

62, finest known in NGC census. S-M29. 13.30 grams. Remarkable as the only certified MS Charles II 4E, as this early type is typically found from the 1715 Fleet with at least some wear, this specimen instead with lustrous surfaces and choice full shield and much legend (including king’s ordinal II), clear oXML and denomination IIII, full but doubled cross of the type known to have embedded “jewels” (dimples). NGC #4929618-001. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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21. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, Philip

V, assayer J (style of 1714), NGC MS 65, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-55.2. 13.52 grams.

Superb full shield and crown with oMJ an denomination, the cross-and-tressure also full and choice (slightly offcenter), the surfaces lustrous (slightly grainy) and meriting its status as second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 66. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4743315-001. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

22. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, 1704L, very rare, 23. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 escudos, 1714J, NGC UNC details / NGC AU 50, finest and only example in NGC census, ex- edge filing, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-53.2; CT1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M29a; KM-53.1; CT-345. 6.70 350. 6.72 grams. Clear bottoms of digits of date, choice full crown and shield grams. Curiously oblong flan with bold full 4 of date, clear oXML,

most of shield and cross, the latter slightly weakly struck (hence the grade, although we doubt this coin saw any circulation). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4929597-001. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

24. Mexico City, Mexico, cob

2 escudos, Philip V, assayer J (style of 1714), NGC MS 64, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-53.2. 6.71 grams.

Bold assayer J to left of very crisp full shield, the cross also super sharp and full, with flat peripheries, trace of orange toning, finest known in NGC census for undated examples. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4743315-002. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

with full oMJ and denomination, full (slightly off-center) cross-and-tressure, all very sharp and nicely lustrous, just with a little freshly exposed metal at top. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 1999, with original lot-tag #2017. NGC #4744788-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

25. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer J (style of 1714), ex-1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-53.2. 6.83 grams. Choice

full cross and shield (sharp details as usual), no doubling, UNC with light red toning. From the 1715 Fleet, with Sedwick certificate from 2010. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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26. Mexico City, Mexico, 27. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, Philip V, assayer not visible (style of 1702-10), ex-1715 Fleet (Queens Jewels). KM-51.1.

3.37 grams. Football-shaped

flan with blunted points at ends, good full shield and nearly full cross (box-end type), weakly struck in places but technically UNC, lightly toned. From the 1715 Fleet, with Queens Jewels LLC tags and photo-certificate #76509. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

cob 1 escudo, Philip V, 171(4)J, NGC MS 65, ex1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-51.2; CT-510. 3.34 grams. Off-center strike with very bold full oMJ, most of date (except the last digit), choice full cross, nice red toning, “top pop” grade even if it were properly assigned to 1714 (label says “1712-15”). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4743315-003. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.


Lima, Peru

28. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1708H, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L25a; KM-38.1; CT-18. 26.99 grams.

Broad flan with choice full pillars-and-waves (slightly doubled), excellent full cross-lions-castles, all well centered and with parts of legend visible, tied with one other for finest in NGC census. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4690364-001. Estimate: $15,000-up.

29. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1709M, NGC MS 61, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L28; KM-38.1; CT-20. 26.96 grams. Very bold full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles (both slightly off-center), some luster but also with traces of sediment and trace

of white, wormy coral on the cross side, no doubling and much legend including king’s ordinal V. From the 1715 Fleet (North Colored Beach site), with original Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) plastic tag and insert-card #NCB3769MO. NGC #5708845-001. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

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30. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1711M, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-22. 27.08 grams. Compact and perfectly round flan with bold full pillars-and-waves and choice full cross-lions-castles (the latter slightly off-center), light

red sediment and/or toning in crevices, tied with two others for finest known in NGC census. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4743010-001. Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

31. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1712M, ex-1715 Fleet. S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-23. 26.67 grams. Gorgeous full cross-lions-castles and pillarsand-waves in at least AU grade but with minor filing on edge as formerly mounted. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

32. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1715M, rare, NGC XF 45, exLoosdrecht (1719). S-L28; KM-38.2;

CT-27. 26.9 grams. Full pillars-andwaves and cross-lions-castles (the latter slightly off-center), much legend including partial second date, pumpkin-orange color on fields (typical for this wreck), a rare and popular date and one of only two graded by NGC (none in Mint State). From the Loosdrecht (1719). NGC #3888238014. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

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33. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1720M, NGC AU 58, finest known in NGC census. S-L28; KM-

38.2; CT-33. 26.78 grams. Broad flan with

bold full cross-lions-castles and pillarsand-waves (particularly bold four-point ornament at top), nice luster (rare for this period) and well struck except for doubling on the last digit of the date. NGC #5709084-001. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

34. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1721M, NGC AU 53, finest known in NGC census. S-L28;

KM-38.2; CT-34. 26.9 grams. Perfectly

round flan with bold and wellcentered full pillars and cross, red toning on fields, trace of second date in legend. NGC #3605352002. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

35. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1725M, Louis I. S-L28a; KM-40; CT-1.

26.86 grams. Slightly oblong flan with bold full pillars and (double-struck) cross, partial LVDO(VICU)S I in legend (rare thus), AU- with toning around details. NGC #4743793-001. Estimate: $5,000-up.

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36. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1728N, NGC AU 58, finest known in NGC census. S-L29; KM-38.2; CT-42.

26.81 grams. Superb full cross-lions-castles, the full pillars-and-waves also bold and choice (slightly off-center), thick round flan, practically no legends except for bold second date (172)8, surfaces lustrous and choice. NGC #3937901-002. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

37. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1734N, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. S-L29; KM-38.2; CT-49.

27.1 grams. Rather small, thick flan with superb full cross-lions-castles and full pillars (all well centered), lustrous surfaces, no legends except for bottom of 734 of second date. NGC #3833321-001. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

38. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1742V, PCGS AU53.

CT-60. 26.88 grams. Choice

S-L30; KM-38.2;

full waves with nearly full pillars (slightly doubled and with minor marks) and cross-lions-castles, king’s ordinal V in legend, lightly toned, matte surfaces. PCGS #34529283. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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39. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1743V, NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC census. S-L30; KM-38.2; CT-61. 26.96 grams.

Superb full cross-lions-castles, choice full pillars (especially the crowns on top), two bold dates, doubling in waves only, lustrous and toned. NGC #3937901-003. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

40. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1747V, NGC MS 62. S-L30a; KM-47; CT-9. 27.08 grams. Lustrous and choice grade (tied with

one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63), the full pillars and cross somewhat crude from off-center and uneven strike, partial second date plus king’s name and ordinal V in legend, faintly toned. NGC #4929660-003. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

41. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1747(V), mounted in corrugated ring. S-L30a; KM-47; CT-9. 28.38 grams. Full cross-lions-castles, full but off-center pillars, XF with nice toning, some marks, the entire edge covered by an unusual gold mounting (but without loop) with corrugated rims that make the piece look like the sun. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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42. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1705H, very rare, NGC MS 62, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L25a; KM-37; CT-209. 13.38 grams. Sharply well struck on both sides, with superb full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, the former well centered and the latter shifted just enough to show most of PHILIPPVS, lustrous over slightly grainy surfaces (as made), only the second example we have handled, with no specimens cited in Tauler and missing in the State of Florida collection. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4929616-001. Estimate: $10,000-up.

43. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1709M, very rare, NGC AU 58, ex-1715 Fleet. S-L28; KM-unl (37 for type); CT-212. 13.42 grams. Full

cross-lions-castles (unusually small design, characteristic of the 4E of 1708-9), the pillars side off-center and doubled but with clear date and assayer, lightly toned on fields, only the second example we have handled (no specimens cited in Tauler), this being second finest in NGC census. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4909967-002. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

44. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1750R, 8E-die cross side, NGC AU 58, ex-Luz (designated on label). S-L31; KM-A47; CT-93.

13.51 grams. Very sharp details (fully MS in our opinion, second finest in NGC census nonetheless), with full pillars (slightly doubled) and

cross (off-center) with clear denomination 8 above and second assayer R to right. From the Luz (1752), pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 1999, with original lot-tag #2017. NGC #4744788-002. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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45. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1709M, NGC MS 62, ex-1715 46. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1711M, NGC MS 62, ex-1715

Fleet (designated on special label). S-L25a; KM-36; CT-unl. 6.75 grams. Fleet (designated on special label).

S-L28; KM-36; CT-305. 6.72

Good full pillars, full but off-center cross, matte surfaces and weak grams. Broad flan with good full cross, full (slightly doubled) pillarsperipheries but no doubling, lightly toned. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC and-waves, much legend, good luster despite graininess. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5709078-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000. #4709891-001. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

47. Lima, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1746/4V, NGC AU 55. S-L30;

KM-35; CT-476. Very bold full strike on both sides set off with dark toning, the L-V and 746 particularly prominent and clearly showing the overdate, surely the finest known at NGC but missing in the census. NGC #2606317-017. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

Bogotá, Colombia

48. Bogotá, Colombia, cob

2 escudos, 1659R.

RestrepoM50.25; S-B21; KM-4.1; CT-179. 6.72

grams. Nearly full cross with clear 659 date, off-center shield (well detailed) with bold II-R to right and part of king’s name, AU with toning around details. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

49. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 50. Bogotá, Colombia,

escudos, 1669R. Restrepo-M66.4; S-B21a; KM-14.1; CT-unl. 6.70 grams.

cob 2 escudos, Philip IV or Charles II, assayer R Choice full (off-center) cross to right, NGC AU 58. 6.7 with clear 166 of date (and tail of 9), choice full shield with part of king’s name in legend, traces of NR mintmark to left and assayer R to right, XF+ with dark, contrasting sediment in crevices, small part of edge slightly wrinkled. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

grams. Full and well-detailed but

double-struck shield with clear NR mintmark to left and faint left side of assayer R to right, full but off-center cross, toned in crevices. Note the NGC label says both 1628-65 (corresponding to Philip IV) and Charles II. NGC #4344930-003. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

51. Bogotá, Colombia,

cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer (A) not visible, NGC MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet 300th Anniversary Find (stated on label).

Restrepo-M66; S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.7 grams. Full and well-centered

shield and cross but peripheries flat, choice grade. From the 1715 Fleet 300th Anniversary Find, with original Queens Jewels LLC photo-certificate and plastic tag #79030. NGC #2061919-025. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

52. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, no assayer (Arce), NGC MS 61, ex-1715 Fleet. Restrepo-M66.32; S-B24; KM-14.2. Great full shield and cross, lustrous surfaces, broad flan with small part of edge crude (as made). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #2764537-013. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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53. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Ferdinand VI, assayer S to left. Restrepo-M94.2; S-B27a; KM-17.2.

6.58 grams. Typically small, thick, round flan with full crown and shield, also full but off-center cross, bold assayer S to left and mintmark F(S) to right, AU- with dark sediment in crevices. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

54. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Ferdinand VI, assayer S to left. Restrepo-M94.2; S-B27a; KMChoice full shield and cross with areas of thick, dark-brown residue, full assayer S to left and mintmark FS to right, XF. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

17.2. 6.78 grams.

Segovia, Spain Charles-Joanna

55. Segovia, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer oD to right, mintmark aqueduct to left and in one dimple of tressure around cross. CT-48. 3.28 grams. Full-flan AU- with typically well-detailed shield and cross, bold assayer oD to right, interesting eight-point star at end of obverse legend and even more curious REXES and four-circlet ornament at end of reverse legend, light sediment in crevices, tiny chip in edge (which accounts for the low weight). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Seville, Spain

Philip II

Charles-Joanna

56. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer * to

right, mintmark S to left. CT-57. 3.36 grams. Choice AU+ with full legends and inner details, clear SICILI at end of legend followed by circlet and what looks like the Parthenon! Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

58. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic

D below mintmark S to left, PCGS MS62. CT-11. 13.42 grams.

Very broad flan with nearly full legends, choice full shield and crossand-tressure, bold mintmark-assayer and king’s ordinal II. Curiously, the fesse of Austria is very high, leaving a large blank space below, and the cross bears an egregious die-crack to the left. PCGS #84939639. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

57. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer * to left, mintmark S to right. CT-58. 3.33 grams. More worn than most (VF)

but with nearly full legends and full inner details, tiny spots of toning and encrustation, plus what appear to be two large and rather old plugs (weight adjustments?) with restored details and wear. Estimate: $500-$750.

59. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D

with open right side below mintmark S to left, NGC AU 55.

CT-11. 13.46 grams. Choice full cross-and-tressure and shield with bold

mintmark-assayer on a broad flan. NGC #4929643-002. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

60. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D below mintmark S to

left. CT-11. 6.69 grams. Very broad, thin flan with superb full inner details and nearly full legends and crown, lustrous UNC. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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61. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, 1593 date right, assayer B below mintmark S and denomination II to left. CT-76. 6.60 grams. Full and

clear date (vertical) and S-II-B flanking full shield, the cross also full but slightly doubled, XF with contrasting toning and sediment. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

62. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, 1596 63. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip II, as-

date to right, assayer B below mintmark sayer not visible (B). CT-113. 3.37 grams. Small-flan S and denomination II to left, PCGS AU VF with much peripheral flatness but most of cross 55. CT-80. Excellent full shield and cross-and- and shield clear (enhanced by contrasting sediment

tressure, full S-II-B and clear date (vertical), lovely orange toning, finest known at either PCGS or NGC. PCGS #12774776. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

and toning), the former lacking fleurs in quadrants and the latter with Portuguese inescutcheon at top, indicative of the CT listing (which had formerly been attributed to Philip III). Estimate: $500-$750.

Philip III

67. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer D. KM-20.

64. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip III, assayer B,

OMNIVM in legend. CT-12. 13.39 grams. Massive flan with choice

6.72 grams. Broad flan with crude edge, also somewhat crudely struck yet with full shield and cross and bold assayer D, XF with contrasting sediment. Estimate: $600-$900.

full shield and cross-and-tressure (the latter with luster), some legend despite striking crudeness peripherally, choice AU. Estimate: $2,000$3,000.

68. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not vis-

ible. KM-20. 6.71 grams. Choice full cross and shield, much of king’s name in legend, AU+ with tiny black specks. Estimate: $600-$900.

65. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer B. KM-20.

6.69 grams. Great full cross-and-tressure and shield (both well centered), problem-free XF with toning in crevices. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

69. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not visible. KM-20. 6.73 grams. Lustrous and well-detailed UNC with small edge-split and tiny marks, off-center strike, good full cross and shield. Estimate: $600-$900.

66. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer B. KM-20.

6.73 grams. Nice full cross, nearly full shield with bold S-B to left, XF with toning in crevices, edge-crack. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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70. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not

visible. KM-20. 6.66 grams. Small-flan UNC with peripheral flatness, nearly full shield and cross. Estimate: $600-$900.

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71. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not visible. KM-20. 6.74 grams. Technically AU- but with much flatness and tiny marks, toning in crevices. Estimate: $600-$900.

72. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not visible. KM-20. 6.71 grams. Nearly full shield and cross, grainy surfaces (as made) but with nice red toning, AU overall. Estimate: $600-$900. 73. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip III, assayer not visible. KM-48.1. 3.31 grams. Attractively bold and nearly full (slightly off-center) cross-and-tressure, nearly full shield and crown with bold denomination I to right, AU. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

Philip IV

74. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not visible (ca. 1640).

KM-112. 26.55 grams.

Bold full cross and full shield with mintmark S to left, mostly flat peripheries, XF with toning in crevices. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

75. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM107.2. 13.37 grams. Crude VF with crusty

but contrasting sediment in nearly full shield and cross, tiny edge-split. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

76. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, 1629D, rare, NGC AU details / damaged. CT-unl (Type 46); KM-unl (68

Good full shield and cross, bold 162 and fairly clear 9 of date, toning in crevices, high grade but with old scuffing on high points. NGC #4743033-004. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

for type). 3.24 grams.

Toledo, Spain Philip II

Valladolid, Spain Philip II

77. Toledo, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip II, assayer M below mintmark T to left, NGC UNC details / obv rim filed. CT-123.

3.35 grams. Superb full shield and cross with every detail sharp, also

choice crown (nearly full) and some legend, very lustrous all over, the noted rim filing barely apparent at top. NGC #4747845-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

79. Valladolid, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer o-

Philip IV 78. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer CA

(monogram), extremely rare (unlisted). CT-unl; KM-unl. 6.59 grams. Full shield with oT mintmark and partial assayer CA to left,

also full cross, all a bit crude and worn (AVF) with much high-point scuffing, toning in crevices, unlisted in this denomination (missing in Tauler and CT) but a match in style with known 8E (see CT-83). Estimate: $600-$900.

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topped A to right, NGC MS 62. CT-98. 6.72 grams. Very broad, thin flan with excellent full crown and shield and cross, full mintmark (four wavy lines) to left and assayer-denomination oA-ii to right, king’s ordinal I:I in legend (plus attractive cross-fleury ornaments at ends), much luster and pretty deep-gold color. NGC #4929633-004. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.


Shipwreck Ingots Gold Unidentified 1100s-1200s wreck off Mozambique, east of Africa

80. Small gold nugget, 4.09 grams, from the Arab/Indian

trade, from an 1100s-1200s wreck off Mozambique. Roughly

1/2” x 3/8” x 1/8”. Crude, unprepossessing nugget (somewhat squareshaped with bulge in center) with no markings but lots of red toning and dark encrustation in crevices, unique provenance. From an 1100s1200s Arab/Moorish dhow wreck off Mozambique, with original certificate from the salvager, pedigreed to our Auction #5, with original lot-tag #89. Estimate: $300-$450.

“Golden Fleece wreck,” sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean 81. Gold “finger” bar #36, 640 grams, fineness XV. (151/4K), ex-“Golden Fleece” (ca. 1550). 7” long, 1” wide, 5/8”

thick. Neatly cast bar of typical shape and not far from full length as just a small part of one of the rounded ends was removed in its time (apparently chiseled down no more than about 1/8” and then broken from there), no tax stamps or other markings as on later bars but with three clear fineness markings of XV in a box followed by a dot inside a border in a separate box, somewhat light yellow in color but with lots of white encrustation on the flat (unmarked) side, small copper spots on the other side, a very tidy ingot overall and an attractive size and shape for presentation and display. From the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550) and pedigreed to our Auction #7 (lot #145), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $20,000-up.

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Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

82. Large, cut gold “finger” bar #53, 1325 grams, fineness XVII (17K), marked with foundry / owner SARGOSA / PECARTA and several tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622), ex-Caesars Palace auction (1987). 9-3/4” long, 1” wide and 5/8” thick. Impres-

sively long ingot of typical shape, nearly complete except for small piece of one of the rounded ends chiseled off in its time, the other end with cylindrical assayer’s “bite” and the unmarked bottom flattened (as made) and with Treasure Salvors number A85-53 engraved at one end, the top of the bar graced with four clear fineness markings (XVII all in one box) plus traces of at least eight tax stamps in addition to the all-important SARGOSA / PECARTA foundry cartouche near the uncut end, with pits here and there (from crude casting) impregnated with both dark and light coral encrustation, heavily pedigreed and of great value to both ingot collectors and Atocha fanatics. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #85A-GB053, pedigreed to the Caesars Palace auction of September 26, 1987 (lot #145), with original catalog, Treasure Salvors’ 1981 booklet The Treasure of 1622, Mathewson book Treasure of the Atocha (1987 second printing), and original manifest report from Gene Lyon. Estimate: $50,000-up.

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83. Long gold “finger” bar #21, fineness XXI (21K), 988 grams, ex-Atocha (1622). 9-1/2” long, 1” wide, 7/16” thick. Very

neatly cast and curiously curved ingot (probably happened when the metal cooled) with two small cuts at one end (otherwise complete) and cylindrical assayer’s “bite” at the other end, Treasure Salvors number 21 stamped in bottom, the top with five clear markings of fineness (XXI all in one box) plus traces of at least ten tax stamps in addition to a very clear SARGOSA / PECARTA foundry cartouche near the uncut end, tiny bits of dark encrustation in crevices, otherwise quite clean and impressive. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #GB021, also pedigreed to the Superior NYINC auction of December 1995, with original lot-tag #205. Estimate: $50,000-up.

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84. Cut gold “finger” bar #25, 563 grams, fineness XXI•• (21.5K), marked with foundry / owner SARGOSA / PECARTA and several tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622), ex-Caesars Palace auction (1987). 7-1/2” long, 1” wide, 5/16” thick. Rather tidy,

flat, medium-sized ingot with half-chiseled, half-broken cut in one end, the other end with cylindrical assayer’s “bite,” Treasure Salvors number A85-25 engraved near one end on bottom (next to an old sticker) which also has a small streak of whitish coral encrustation, the smooth top with three bold finenesses XXI in one box and two dots in another, plus five tax stamps and a full but faint SARGOSA PECARTA foundry cartouche near the uncut end, heavily pedigreed and attractive. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #85A-GB025, pedigreed to the Caesars Palace auction of September 26, 1987 (lot #25), with original catalog, Treasure Salvors’ 1981 booklet The Treasure of 1622, Mathewson book The Search for Nuestra Señora de Atocha (1985 second printing), and original manifest report from Gene Lyon. Estimate: $30,000-up.

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Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay 85. Small gold disk, 373 grams, marked with 48, small double-slash and A/V monogram, ex-Luz (1752), ex-Sotheby’s. 2-1/2” in diameter and 3/8” thick in

center. Very neatly cast disk, perfectly round and even, with

clear inscriptions on top, the number 48 most likely a serial number (as 47 and 49 were also found and offered in the same 1993 auction) but the monogram-AV (also found on other ingots in the 1993 auction), which looks like XX but is not, most likely referring to one of the Jesuit missions evacuated after the 1750 Treaty of Madrid or possibly related to a known consignment of gold ingots destined for the King himself from the governor general of the River Plate Provinces (who in 1704-8 was known to be Alonso de Valdes, a perfect candidate for an A/V monogram), overall an attractive piece with traces of grayish barnacle “footprints” on top. The fineness is estimated at 22K based on similar ingots from the same source that have been tested. From the Luz (1752), pedigreed to the original Uruguayan Treasure of the River Plate auction (Sotheby’s New York, March 1993, lot #241) and to the Ponterio auction of June 1993 (lot #1259). Estimate: $17,500-up.

Non-Wreck

86. Natural gold-in-quartz specimen, 57 grams, from the Sixteen to One Mine in Alleghany, California. Roughly 1-1/2” x 1” x 1/2”. A dainty cloud of gold-

infused quartz, the gold sharply protruding all around, actually arguably of more artistic value than intrinsic, the gold supposedly more brilliant than usual due to a 15%/85% ratio of silver to gold, great for display. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

87. Small gold “oro corriente” piece of a small nugget with partial cross stamp applied, 9.19 grams. Roughly 3/4” x 3/8” x 1/8”.

At first this looks like a typical alluvial nugget, with bulbous protrusions from a craggy core, but closer examination reveals that the top and bottom were in fact struck with some sort of stamp (cross-in-circle or shield), no doubt related to the circulation of un-minted gold as stopgap coinage known as “oro corriente,” certainly rare and important in any case. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Silver

“Tumbaga wreck,” sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island

88. Silver “tumbaga” bar #M-66 (“key bar”), 21.66 lb av, showing un-melted disks on top, marked on bottom with owner/ assayer YB13 and fineness iUBC XV (1615/2400, 67.29%), plus two partial tax stamps, ex-“Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528), Armstrong plate, Tumbaga Saga plate. 13-5/8” x 5” x 1-3/8”. It is hard to imagine a more significant silver ingot than this cool piece, which has crossed our desk several times over the years, each time leaving us with a renewed sense of awe in how so much historical evidence could be explicitly displayed in what amounts to a hasty coverup, as the top surface of this piece shows several small disks and other flat pieces sticking out of a solid ingot that was not heated sufficiently to melt everything, these small artifacts necessarily being ornaments and talismans from natives in Mexico (Michoacán region) during the Spanish conquest. In one corner on the bottom of the bar are three incuse boxes showing the owner/assayer YB13 to left of fineness (two parts), with partial circular tax stamp above that and also at the other end, nicely toned all over. From the “Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528), with original photo-certificate, and pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #1630, fully plated in color section of Doug Armstrong’s Tumbaga Silver for Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire (1993) and also plated on page 101 of Agustín García-Barneche’s Tumbaga Saga (second edition, 2018). Estimate: $25,000-up.

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89. Silver “tumbaga” bar #M-152, 3615 grams, marked with owner/assayer YB13, owner/assayer INo/DeBCA and fineness iUiiiio (1400/2400, 58%), plus partial tax stamp, ex-“Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528), Armstrong plate, Tumbaga Saga plate.

11-1/2” x 3-1/2” x 5/8”. This fairly flat and tidy ingot has several interesting features: First, the owner/assayer mark INo/DeBCA on top is 100%

full (even shows the tilde or wavy line above the last two letters), with partial circular tax stamp below that. Second, the rounder bottom of the bar shows two small incuse boxes with previous owner/assayer YB13 and fineness, the two separate assays also represented by diagonal “bites” in two different corners of the bar. And finally, the top of the bar shows lots of little bubble-pits that appear to contain pieces of partially unmelted items, a testament to the hasty and abrupt nature of the conquest of Michoacán where this silver originated. From the “Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528), with photo-certificate, the owner marking plated on page 39 of Doug Armstrong’s Tumbaga Silver for Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire (1993) and also plated on page 115 of Agustín García-Barneche’s Tumbaga Saga (second edition, 2018). Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

90. Silver “tumbaga” bar #M-90, 3145 grams, marked with owner/assayer B~Vo, serial RL and fineness iV9cccc L (1950/2400, 81.25%), plus a second fineness mark effaced, partial tax stamp on bottom, ex-“Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528), Armstrong plate. 13-3/4” x 3-1/2” x 3/8”. A very thin, long, flat bar with well-marked topside showing very bold and contrastingly toned serial, assayer

and fineness markings (also with another fineness marking clearly obliterated), that side also with interesting ripples from metal flow (amply melted), the other side with one partial circular tax stamp, crude assayer’s “bite” in one corner. From the “Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528, the markings plated on page 37 of Doug Armstrong’s Tumbaga Silver for Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire (1993) Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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91. La Saga Tumbaga: Tesoro de los Conquistadores, by Agustín García-Barneche (2019, special Spanish edition), copy

#1/150, specially inscribed to the winner by the author. 360 grams, 10” x 7”. Sr. García’s landmark work on the silver and gold ingots found in the remains of a conquistador-era shipwreck in the Bahamas, the text now translated into Spanish by Alan Luedeking, this version first presented at the Numiexpo Américas - Santo Domingo 2019, this lot being number 1 from a low print-run of just 150 copies, with personal dedication from the author to the winning bidder. Estimate: $100-up. En el verano de 1992, mientras buscaba un tesoro en los Bancos de las Bahamas, Marex Corporation encontró más de doscientas barras de oro y plata, a diferencia de las  encontradas en otros naufragios. Tras el análisis, fue evidente que estas barras eran más antiguas y de diferente composición metálica que las recuperadas de  otros sitios de naufragio. En realidad están conectados a los primeros días de  la conquista española del Nuevo Mundo. García comienza su libro con una revisión exhaustiva de las conquistas de México por Cortés, utilizando muchas fuentes históricas contemporáneas españolas. Luego pasa a las  preguntas sin respuesta con respecto a la composición metálica de las barras  misteriosas y dónde se originó este metal. Su investigación en letras y  registros contemporáneos lo llevó a la región tarasca, actual estado de  Michoacán en México, que fue conquistada por el teniente de Cortés, Cristóbal de Olid, en 1522. Su investigación muestra que estas barras estaban compuestas de  una aleación de plata y cobre que podía rastrearse a la cultura tarasca. Los  españoles llamaron a esta particular aleación el “metal de Michoacán”. El libro contiene una serie de fotografías de barras con marcas particularmente distintivas. Las marcas estaban destinadas a denotar la pureza, la propiedad y  el pago del quinto impuesto real. García proporciona una lista de españoles contemporáneos que podrían haber utilizado estas marcas. El libro es un maravilloso análisis de estas únicas barras que son un vínculo genuino a los  primeros días de la conquista española.

Traducido por Alan Luedeking ISBN: 978-0-9820818-7-7 Edicion limitada de 150 copias numeradas Library of Congress Control Number:2019907401 Segunda Edicion en Version Español (limitada a 150 copias numeradas)

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- Investigación etimológica ampliada - 128 páginas a todo color - Formato más grande (7”x10”) con índice - Nuevos documentos y mapas - Placas fotográficas de oro y plata corriente y tajaderas - Nuevas imagenes de barras “tumbaga” de plata y oro - Nuevo capítulo: “La primera acuñación de las Américas”


Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

92. Large silver ingot #305 from Oruro, 88 lb 7.04 oz troy, Class Factor 0.8, with markings of manifest IUCLXIIII (1164), fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), owners/shippers, silvermaster and tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622), ex-Caesars Palace auction (1987). 15-1/2” x 5” x 3-1/4”. Desirable Oruro bar with diagnostic cylindrical assayer’s “bite” at one end, the fineness and manifest

number particularly bold but also with two nearly complete circular tax stamps with legend of PHILIPVS D G HISPANIARVM REX around simple shield containing lions and castles, two owner/shipper marks (one a diamond-topped H and the other a GA monogram) plus two smaller marks at either end (H and back-to-back C’s), one near the usual V for silvermaster de Vreder, next to which is a faint cartouche that appears to show ORVRO(?) and date 1622(?), particularly desirable with provenance to the original Las Vegas 1987 auction and Gene Lyon manifest research. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #85A-S305, pedigreed to the Caesars Palace auction of September 26, 1987 (lot #365), with original catalog (also with January 1988 Skin Diver magazine reporting on the results), and with original manifest report from Gene Lyon. Estimate: $25,000-up.

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93. Large silver ingot #414 from Oruro, 81 lb 9.76 oz troy, Class Factor 0.9, with markings of manifest IUCXVI (1116),

fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), owner/shipper, silvermaster and tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622), ex-Caesars Palace auction (1987). 15-1/2” x 5” x 3”. With cylindrical assayer’s “bite” at one end, as for all Oruro bars, also typical in having unique markings,

this one with very bold owner/shipper mark in the form of an oS topped with a cross potent, placed between the bold manifest number and clear but weaker fineness, also with a bold B stamped at each end and the usual V for silvermaster de Vreder within diagonal slash in one corner, the two tax stamps and what appears to be a date cartouche much weaker, also interesting in having a large depression with deep cavity in top near one end, additionally desirable with provenance to the original Las Vegas 1987 auction and Gene Lyon manifest research. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #85A-S414, pedigreed to the Caesars Palace auction of September 26, 1987 (lot #50), with original catalog (also with January 1988 Skin Diver magazine reporting on the results), and with original manifest report from Gene Lyon. Estimate: $25,000-up.

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94. Large silver ingot #758 from Oruro, 78 lb 9.28 oz troy, Class Factor 0.9, with markings of manifest LXXXVIII (88), fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), owner/shipper, silvermaster and tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622), ex-Caesars Palace auction (1987). 15-1/2” x 5-1/2” x 3”. Oruro bars, like this one, tend to have unique shapes and markings, and all have a cylindrical assayer’s “bite”

at one end (here very crude, with silver from the sides folded around it) as opposed to the double scoops on Potosí bars, the unique markings on this piece being an unprecedented EIGHT small circular tax stamps, most of them complete and showing PHILIPVS D G around a simple shield with lions and castles, the fineness in the middle particularly bold and preceded by assayer cartouche BINI(?), with another, unreadable cartouche (date?) to the right of the fineness, also with two very bold owner/shipper marks, one with cross potent with diagonal slash and the other a typical H-diamond-3 monogram right next to silvermaster de Vreder’s V, also with unique series of six crude C’s at other end (near bite), particularly desirable with provenance to the original Las Vegas 1987 auction and Gene Lyon manifest research. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #85A-S758, pedigreed to the Caesars Palace auction of September 26, 1987 (lot #135), with original catalog (also with January 1988 Skin Diver magazine reporting on the results), and with original manifest report from Gene Lyon. Estimate: $25,000-up.

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95. Large silver ingot #191 from Oruro, 68 lb 8.96 oz troy, Class Factor 0.9, with markings of manifest LXIIII (64), fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), silvermaster and tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622), ex-Caesars Palace auction (1987). 14-3/4” x 4-1/2” x 2-3/4”. Like most Oruro bars (easily recognizable by the cylindrical assayer’s “bite” at one end, as opposed to the double-scoop on the

top of Potosí bars), this one has unique markings, in this case a pair of 75% complete circular tax stamps (design of lions and castles in shield within legend of Philip III), both of which show what appears to be a letter B to left (no doubt the initial of a royal official at the mine), in addition to another circular mark (first we have seen) with ORV / RO+ on top of a fainter mark (possibly a 16ZI date). The manifest number (quite low, probably an early piece) and fineness are very bold and bear lots of contrasting toning. The only other markings are the V in one corner for silvermaster de Vreder, within a diagonal slash. A premium bar overall, especially so with provenance to the original Las Vegas 1987 auction and Gene Lyon manifest research. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #85A-S191, pedigreed to the Caesars Palace auction of September 26, 1987 (lot #87), with original catalog (also with January 1988 Skin Diver magazine reporting on the results), and with original manifest report from Gene Lyon. Estimate: $25,000-up.

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96. Large silver ingot #636 from Potosí, 93 lb 7.20 oz troy, Class Factor 0.9, with markings of manifest IULXVII (1067),

fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), owner/shipper, silvermaster and tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622), ex-Caesars Palace auction (1987). 14-1/4” x 5-1/4” x 3-1/2”. This bar stands out for two large owner/shipper marks at one end (one an MB monogram and the

other a complex cipher including an H, diamond and 3), the manifest and fineness in middle rather bold above and below the usual doublescoop assayer’s “bite” in center, also with most of tax stamp and mint-date cartouche Po162(?) to right of an erased previous owner/shipper mark with an even larger one, also erased, at that end next to a faint V for silvermaster de Vreder, additionally desirable with provenance to the original Las Vegas 1987 auction and Gene Lyon manifest research. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #85AS636, pedigreed to the Caesars Palace auction of September 26, 1987 (lot #54), with original catalog (also with January 1988 Skin Diver magazine reporting on the results), and with original manifest report from Gene Lyon. Estimate: $25,000-up.

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97. Large silver ingot #88 from Potosí, 80 lb 11.52 oz troy, Class Factor 0.8, with markings of manifest DCCCCL (950),

fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), owners/shippers, silvermaster and tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622). 14” x 5” x 3-1/2”. Very neat bar with bold owner/shipper monograms (one that looks like CEA and the other an ARL with diamond at top), also bold manifest and fineness above and below the typical double-scoop assayer’s “bite” in center, V for silvermaster de Vreder in one corner, curious XVX monogram at one of the side edges, also with nearly complete circular tax stamp, good toning. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #85A-S88. Estimate: $25,000-$37,500.

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98. Large silver ingot #295 from Potosí, 80 lb troy, Class Factor 0.8, with markings of manifest IIIUCCCXCIX (3399),

fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), owner/shipper, silvermaster and tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622). 14-1/4” x 4-1/2” x 3-1/2”.

A bit worn but with bold (and lengthy) manifest number above nearly complete circular tax stamp, with faint but certain fineness below, all around the usual double-scoop assayer’s “bite”, with very bold owner/shipper A in one corner and V for silvermaster de Vreder in another corner, with the usual diagonal slash in a different corner, nicely toned all over. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher certificate #85AS295. Estimate: $25,000-$37,500.

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Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England

99. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1968 grams, about 98.5%

100. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1956 grams, about 98.5%

x 1-1/8”. Very neatly cast in a precisely rectangular mold but with one

x 1-1/4”. Very neatly cast in a precisely rectangular mold but with one

fine, with stamps of the Amsterdam chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.) and “jumping goat” assayer-mark of Otto and/or Wouter Buck, ex-Rooswijk (1739). 6-1/4” x 1-1/2” end of the ingot left unfinished for fine tuning the weight, that end with depression in middle and small pieces nipped from the corners (as is typical), one side of the bar very clearly marked with deeply impressed VOC monogram and goat inside incuse shield, with traces of dark oxidation and orangish encrustation in crevices (particularly inside the depression on the cut end). From the Rooswijk (1739), with original certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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fine, with stamps of the Amsterdam chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.) and “jumping goat” assayer-mark of Otto and/or Wouter Buck, ex-Rooswijk (1739). 6” x 1-1/2” end of the ingot left unfinished for fine tuning the weight, that end with depression in middle (filled with encrustation) and small pieces nipped from the corners (as is typical), the VOC monogram (deeply impressed) and goat marking (inside incuse shield) very clear but without toning. From the Rooswijk (1739), with original certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.


Non-Wreck

101. Small silver “plata corriente” cut piece, 10.96 grams, with partial tax stamp visible.

Roughly 5/8” x 1/2” x 1/4”. Neat little chunk of silver, crudely broken from the interior of a “splash” ingot and clearly stamped on one side with a circular seal showing the letters TOR (probably the from the same CAROLVS IMPERATOR seen on “tumbaga” ingots, in reference to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor), with light oxidation on surfaces, toning around details, and brownish encrustation in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

Copper Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

102. Large copper ingot #260, 41.50 lb, ex-Atocha (1622). Roughly 13-1/4” x 10” x 3”. Typical raw “pig” of copper with rough, pebbly surfaces impregnated with green oxidation and small areas of white coral, the rounded bottom stamped with Treasure Salvors’ inventory code A85 / 260. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher certificate #85A-260. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Shipwreck Coins Unidentified 1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, England 103. Lisbon, Portugal, gold cruzado, Afonso V (1438-81, struck 1457-81), dot below cross, legends CRVZATVS : ALFONSI : QVINTI : REGIS+ / ADIUTORIVM : NOSTRVM : IN : NOMINE+. Gomes-34.04b; Fr-9. 3.50 grams. Akin to the Spanish 1 escudo (think Charles-

Joanna period), with crowned shield on obverse and cross-and-tressure on reverse, but with Portuguese flavor, full Gothic legends and inner details, slightly wrinkled here and there but no worse than AU overall, with traces of luster and one faint red spot, rare wreck (exclusive supply). With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Lima

104. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer X to right, Grade 1, very rare, ex-Atocha Research Collection coin #25.

Full inner details (worn but not corroded) and much legend including king’s name misspelled as PHILPPVS (normal for this issue), bold assayer X to right and denomination ii to left, lightly toned. We have had other examples of this very rare issue, but not from the Atocha, let alone from the Research Collection, which makes this piece very important to shipwreck collectors. The expert numismatist, however, will appreciate the fact that the lions on the reverse are actually what Sellschopp called “Segovia” lions (as opposed to the simple passant lions on other specimens we have offered), identical to what was used starting with assayer Rincón at Potosí. Strangely, Sellschopp did not identify these lions as such in his treatment of subsequent Diego de la Torre pieces. In any case we suspect this coin has great significance in piecing together the transfer of dies and tools from Lima to La Plata to Potosí. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #236922. Estimate: $3,000-up.

S-L3; KM-9; CT-495. 6.45 grams.

105. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip

II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-ii to left, oD-* to right, Grade 1. S-L4; KM-9; CT-490.

6.08 grams. Very broad flan with good full

inner details, bold full crown and legend on obverse, minimal corrosion localized to part of the reverse near edge only), darkly toned around details (good contrast). The (o)D-* is particularly bold. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #236100. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

106. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-ii to left, P-oD to right, Grade 1. S-L4; KM-9; CT-487. 6.38 grams. Superb full cross-and-tressure and shield, well

centered and nicely toned, with practically no corrosion, not a lot of legend but very attractive, missing the original tag and with corrections made to the certificate (Lima versus Potosí, etc.). With original Fisher certificate #177187 (corrected). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Potosí 8R 107. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer C below erased B/L, no Grade, very rare, ex-Atocha Research Collection coin #4 (Plate Coin). S-P5; KM-5.1; CT-136 (under La Plata). 25.38

grams. Bold P-erasure-C (the erasure believed to be B/L) to left of a full

and well-detailed shield, the cross-lions-castles also full and bold, lightly toned and with light corrosion only in part of the periphery, an excellent example of this classic rarity that was once believed to be La Plata but was attributed to Potosí upon discovery of documents presented in 1988 (after the bulk of Atocha coins were certified) to the effect that Rincón was the first assayer of Potosí, this piece one of very few known from the Atocha and further desirable for its Research Collection pedigree. Pedigreed to the Classics collection and to the Charles Eidel collection, with Fisher tag and special Fisher photo-certificate #237189 and plated on plate number 1 in the Atocha Research Collection catalog of 1988. Estimate: $3,500-up.

108. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd 110. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q below period, small-B variety), Grade 1. S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 26.04 grams. Small flan but corrosion-free and nicely detailed on both sides

erased C, very rare, Grade 1, ex-Vanguard. S-P16; KM-10. 25.95 grams. Same as Paoletti #132 with bold and clear P•Q/C to left of full

(minor central weakness only), lightly toned, with full P-B and choice full cross-and-tressure. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-270321. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

and very well-detailed shield, the cross also full and choice but both very slightly doubled, minimal corrosion near parts of edge, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Classics collection and to the Vanguard collection, with Fisher/Miguel tag and photo-certificate #V-1906. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

109. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th

period), Grade 1, ex-Hebert. S-P14. 26.28 grams. Very solid and corrosion-free, with choice full shield and cross-and-tressure featuring distinctive late lions and castles and blocky borders yet with anachronistic commas in the legends (Sellschopp #269), just with some slight doubling that blurs the mintmark and assayer. Pedigreed to the Classics collection and to the Hebert collection, with Fisher/Miguel tag and photocertificate #H-413. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

111. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade

1, ex-Christie’s. S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 21.76 grams. Great full shield and cross, a few dark spots, corroded around edge. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #167797, pedigreed to lot 268 of the original Christie’s (New York) Atocha auction of June 1988. Estimate: $600-$900.

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112. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 1.

115. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617M, castles rotated

Very bold full assayer, full shield, full but crude cross, toned around details, small tangential part of edge lost to corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #208515. Estimate: $500-$750. S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 23.14 grams.

90 degrees clockwise, Grade 1. S-P19; KM-10; CT-129. 26.52 grams.

Superb specimen with 100% corrosion-free surfaces, beautiful fully detailed shield and cross (the castle rotation quite dramatic), bold assayer (punched over border of dots) and—best of all—very bold full ANO 1617 (with usual erasure of border there, as part of the transition to dated coins), also elegantly toned, truly one of the best examples we have seen among both shipwreck and non-wreck. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #262284. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

113. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade

3. S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 19.03 gams. Bold full P-Q, full shield and cross, moderately corroded all over with dark encrustation on cross. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #140558. Estimate: $300-$450.

116. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617M, denomination

O-III-V, Grade 1. S-P19; KM-10; CT-129. 26.69 grams. Bold full date, full but partially flat shield and cross-and-tressure, full P-M and error denomination O-III-V, small edge-split, silvery surfaces but no corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #213893 (Grade not listed on certificate). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

114. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 3.

S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 18.12 grams. Tangential piece of edge lost to corrosion and surface corroded

but with good full cross and clear assayer, deeply toned. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #173761. Estimate: $300-$450.

117. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (161)7M, denomination as V over III (no o), Grade 2. S-P19; KM-10; CT-129. 24.98 grams.

Bold 7 of date followed by eight-point star, full shield and cross in a finer style than earlier, minimal surface corrosion with streaks of light toning. With Fisher tag and certificate #176101, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of October 1994, with original lot-tag #1391. Estimate: $400-$600.

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121. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618T, upper half of shield

118. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)17M, Grade 3. S-P19; KM-10; CT-129. 24.13 grams. Superb full cross-lions-castles (UNC details)

but shield corroded, broad flan, weak assayer but clear 17 of date (and corresponding erasure of border), toned around details. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-14117. Estimate: $300-$450.

119. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)18T/PAL, Grade 1, rare. S-P21; KM-10; CT-131. 26.25 grams. Choice specimen with 100%

full T/PAL, denomination O-VIII, and 18 of date with clear erasure of dotted border there (lending credence to the idea that this was actually a modified 1617 die), also nice full shield and cross-and-tressure, no corrosion, lightly toned fields. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-270128. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

transposed, no Grade. S-P21; KM-10. 22.40 grams. Clear P+T in small letters to left of nice full shield with glaring transposition error, bold full date outside nearly full but partially corroded cross, well toned, no Grade on certificate or in Fisher database. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #104127. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

122. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 161(8)T, denomination o-8, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 25.82 grams. Superb full cross-lions-castles

120. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618T/PAL(?), Grade 1.

with clear date except for last digit of date, which has to be 8 due to the denomination variety and P-x-T (both very clear on this coin), nice full shield as well, minimal surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-20291. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

123. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618T, quadrants of cross

Bold date and nice full cross, full but weaker shield due to surface corrosion (on that side only), toned all over. With Fisher tag and certificate #217742 (Grade not listed on certificate). Estimate: $700-$1,000. S-P21; KM-10; CT-131. 26.85 grams.

transposed, Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10. 25.10 grams. Full and well-detailed

shield, full but off-center cross with clear date (full 8), minimal surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #129150. Estimate: $600-$900.

124. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619T, king’s name in re-

verse legend (unique), quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; CT-134. 26.43 grams. Choice bold shield and cross, clear 16 and 9 of date followed by PHYLYPVS, bold P+T, no corrosion, oblong flan with no corrosion. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher photo-certificate #96A-20039. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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125. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM- 128. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620T, retrograde mintBold 19 of date outside of nice full cross, full and well-detailed but double-struck shield with bold P+T to left, no corrosion but typically silvery. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-20282. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

mark, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; CT-136. 27.03 grams. Thick and uncorroded flan but with flat centers, bold mintmark “q” (retrograde P) above + and T, also full denomination O-VIII and full date. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-270299. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

10; CT-133. 26.57 grams.

126. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619(T), Grade 1. S-P21;

KM-10; CT-133. 26.57 grams. Somewhat crude strike (doubled) on an oblong flan of uneven thickness, the cross and shield full nonetheless and with toning in crevices. With Fisher tag and certificate #211812 (Grade not listed on certificate). Estimate: $600-$900.

129. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620T, upper half of shield and quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; CT-137. 26.42 grams. Bold date and P+T, full shield and cross with small flat

areas, uneven flan, no corrosion, nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher certificate #119244. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

127. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (162)0T, mintmark “phi,” quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1, ex-Hebert. S-P21;

KM-10; CT-136. 26.46 grams. Very bold mintmark as retrograde P over P (looks like the Greek letter phi) above equally bold + and assayer T, nice full shield, super full cross-and-tressure with clear final digit of date, no corrosion, attractively toned. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher/Miguel tag and photo-certificate #H-675. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

130. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)21(T), quadrants of

cross and upper half of shield transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-

10. 26.52 grams. Good

full cross and shield, full final 1 and bottom of 2 of date, silvery but not corroded except for small part near edge on obverse. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photocertificate #96A-20283. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

131. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)22T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21a; KM-19; CT-456. 26.36 grams. Clear 22 of date (desirable and scarce as the date of the wreck) outside of off-center cross, full and well-detailed shield with minimal surface corrosion, typically silvery. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-20286. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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132. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade

1. S-P21; KM-10. 25.78 grams. Full 162 of date (last digit maybe not even punched into the die), full shield and cross with minor flat spots and hint of surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #212730 (Grade not listed on certificate). Estimate: $600-$900.

133. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, retrograde mintmark, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 26.44 grams. Excellent full cross-lions-castles (slightly off-center), nice full shield (smaller than usual) with bold q+T to left, attractively toned with minimal surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photocertificate #267618. Estimate: $600-$900.

135. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quad-

rants of cross transposed, Grade 1, ex-Christie’s. S-P21; KM-10.

26.41 grams. Superb full shield and cross, bold assayer, nicely toned around details, no corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #187297, pedigreed to lot 268 of the original Christie’s (New York) Atocha auction of June 1988. Estimate: $600-$900.

136. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, castles rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise (rare), Grade 2.

S-P21;

Tiny mintmark (probably a 2R punch, also the flan rather small), choice full shield and cross, the latter with striking error (could be quadrants transposed with lions rotated 90 degrees clockwise, but no way to know without any legend visible), nicely toned, minimal surface corrosion with minor edge-loss. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher sticker and certificate #145871 plus appraisal certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

KM-10. 24.03 grams.

134. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1, ex-Christie’s. S-P21; KM-10.

26.71 grams. Full cross-and-tressure with partial date (could be the bottom of 622), choice full shield with bold denomination O-VIII, clear but weaker P+T, minimal surface corrosion, nicely toned. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #119326, also with original lot-sticker #268 as from the original Christie’s (New York) Atocha auction of June 1988. Estimate: $600-$900.

137. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, upper

half of shield and quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2.

S-P21; KM-10. 25.26 grams. Choice full shield with prominent error, bold

assayer T, cruder cross with clear 162 of date, minimal corrosion, lightly toned. With Fisher tag and certificate #201086. Estimate: $400-$600.

138. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

ible, Grade 1, ex-Christie’s. KM-10. 26.36 grams. Great full cross and shield enhanced with toning in crevices, somewhat small (thick) flan without much legend but no corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #160174, pedigreed to lot 268 of the original Christie’s (New York) Atocha auction of June 1988. Estimate: $500-$750.

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142. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

139. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not

ible, Grade 3. KM-10. 17.58 grams. Good full cross and shield despite

visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. KM-10. 26.42

moderate corrosion, brown encrustation in crevices. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-14139. Estimate: $300-$450.

grams. Choice full shield, full cross (slightly doubled), contrasting ton-

ing, no corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #209355. Estimate: $500-$750.

143. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 20.84 grams. Nice full cross, weaker shield,

140. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis- moderately corroded and somewhat brown-toned in crevices. With ible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. KM-10. 26.27 grams.

Good full shield and full but cruder cross, the former with curious test-cuts to left (plus related scratch to right) that appear to have been done before the wreck, minimal surface corrosion, lightly toned. With Fisher tag and certificate #210083. Estimate: $500-$750.

Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-15775-1. Estimate: $300-$450.

144. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 18.16 grams. Great full cross (uncorroded) 141. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, 12 points (Grade 3), hand-signed certificate from 1976. KM-10. 18.19 grams. Full shield and cross despite moderate to

on a broad, thin flan, the shield also full but corroded, toned in crevices. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #03A-71085-2. Estimate: $300-$450.

heavy corrosion, dark-brown encrustation (not fully cleaned), desirable as pre-“Mother Lode” find. With original hand-signed Fisher certificate #3954 from 1976 (Cape Coral Bank). Estimate: $350-$500.

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145. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

ible, Grade 3. KM-10. 20.67 grams. Bold full cross and fairly solid flan despite moderate to heavy corrosion all over, good toning. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #R98116. Estimate: $300-$450.

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146. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, 5 points (Grade 4), hand-signed certificate from 1976.

Clear cross despite heavy corrosion and dark encrustation (not fully cleaned), desirable as pre-“Mother Lode” find. With original hand-signed Fisher certificate #3044 from 1976 (Cape Coral Bank). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300. KM-10. 15.88 grams.

147. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, 2 points (Grade 4), hand-signed certificate from 1976.

KM-10. 17.95 grams. Full shield, nearly full (doubled) cross, moderate to heavy corrosion with some dark encrustation, desirable as pre-“Mother Lode” find. With original tag and hand-signed Fisher certificate #3665 from 1976 (Cape Coral Bank). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300. 148. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 4. KM-10. 15.27 grams. Choice full cross despite heavy corrosion, brownish encrustation all over. With Fisher tag and certificate #139282. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

Potosí 4R

149. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer L/L/B (2nd period), Grade 1, rare, ex-Atocha Research Collection coin

#56 (Plate Coin). S-P9; KM-4.2. 13.38 grams. Choice broad flan (perfectly round) with nearly full legends (including D,G,I, lacking the H of HISPANIARVM), excellent full crown and shield and cross, full P-L punched over an offset L and a partially erased B (great for determining assayer order!), attractively toned and corrosion-free, highly desirable as a Research Collection Plate Coin (which it clearly deserved to be). Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with special Fisher photo-certificate #236096 and plated on plate number 4 in the Atocha Research Collection catalog of 1988. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

150. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B/L (2nd 151. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer A, Grade period), Grade 1, ex-Hebert. S-P6; KM-4.2. 13.01 grams. Choice full

shield with elegant details, clear P-B/L to left, full but weaker cross-andtressure, attractively toned, no corrosion. With Fisher photo-certificate #H-1978 (Hebert collection). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1. S-P11; KM-4.2; CT-346. 12.74 grams. Superb full shield and cross-lionscastles with light toning around details, bold P and clear A, minimal corrosion on small parts of edge only. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-270443. Estimate: $800-$1,200.


152. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer A, Grade 156. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer M/Q, rare, Grade 1.

1. S-P11; KM-4.2; CT-346. 12.65 grams. Bold and well-detailed full shield

S-P18; KM-9; CT-unl. 12.32 grams. Very bold M/Q to left of nice full shield, the cross also full (slightly off-center and with doubling at bottom right), minimal corrosion, steel-gray toning. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #118711. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

with full P-A and denomination o-iiii, full but corroded cross, nicely toned fields. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-270444. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

153. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer RL, 157. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer M,

Grade 1.

quadrants of cross transposed, 16 points (Grade 3), handsigned certificate from 1976. S-P18; KM-9; CT-242. 7.65 grams. Bold

Broad flan with choice full shield and cross, bold P-RL (tiny letters), virtually no corrosion, deeply toned all over, Grade not mentioned on certificate. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #189906. Estimate: $750-$1,100. S-P11; KM-4.2; CT-346. 12.57 grams.

full assayer M, full but corroded shield and cross, dark gray encrustation all over (not fully cleaned), desirable as pre-“Mother Lode” find. With original hand-signed Fisher certificate #2930 from 1976 (Cape Coral Bank). Estimate: $350-$500.

154. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th

period), Grade 1. S-P14; KM-unl. 13.18 grams. Corrosion-free with full cross and shield (the latter bold), nice toning, full mintmark-assayer with tiny B. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-20522. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

155. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer Q/R,

very rare, Grade 2. S-P17; KM-9; CT-unl. 12.99 grams. Bold P-Q with

clear Q/R (one of only three examples we could trace), good full cross, full but weaker shield, minimal surface corrosion, Grade not mentioned on certificate. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher sticker and certificate #146652. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

158. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1617M, Grade 1.

S-P19;

Bold date outside of full but slightly offcenter cross, well-detailed full shield, practically no corrosion, silvery. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-20588. Estimate: $800-$1,200. KM-9; CT-245. 12.79 grams.

159. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1618PAL, very rare, Grade 1. S-P20; KM-9; CT-unl. 12.63 grams. Incredibly well-detailed full shield with full and clear P-PAL, the cross also very well-detailed (just with a little corrosion) and with clear date, silvery. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #236861. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

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160. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1618T, rare, Grade 1,

ex-Atocha Research Collection coin #219. S-P21; KM-9; CT-247.

163. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1620T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-9; CT-248. 13.24 grams. Bold full cross and shield (the latter slightly

doubled), full P+T, bold 2 (z) of date with clear left side of final digit 0 (not mentioned on certificate), no corrosion, minor edge-crack. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #200387. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

13.32 grams. Very choice full shield and cross, bold full date and assayer,

corrosion-free and nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Classics collection and to the Paul Karon collection (Superior, December 1992, lot #155), with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #141470. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

164. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1621T, quadrants of cross

transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-9; CT-unl. 12.66 grams. Bold P+T to left of full shield, the cross also full but off-center and lightly corroded, clear 21 of date. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-20589. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

161. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1618)T, denomination

retrograde o-4, rare, Grade 1.

S-P21; KM-9; CT-247. 13.16 grams.

Broad flan with full king’s name in legend outside of clear denomination (a variety known for 1618 only). PxT on other side of full shield, the cross also full and with partial date, silvery but uncorroded, inexplicably described as “period counterfeit” on the certificate. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #271015. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

165. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (16)22T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21a; KM-17; CT-unl. 12.38 grams. Odd-shaped flan (possibly from edge-loss, but with minimal surface corrosion), nice full shield and cross, bold bottom half of 22 of date (desirable and scarce as the date of the wreck), lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #158483. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

162. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1619T, rare, Grade 1.

S-P21; KM-9; CT-unl. 12.91 grams. Fat teardrop-shaped flan with nice full shield and cross, very clear date, very light surface corrosion, light toning. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #175543. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

166. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade

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3. S-P21; KM-9. 11.86 grams. Full but corroded shield with bold assayer T, good full cross (some weak spots), silvery surfaces, tag and certificate say “reversal on reverse” in error. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-14158. Estimate: $300-$450.

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167. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

171. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-9. 9.22 grams. Somewhat worn and corroded

ible, Grade 1. KM-9. 11.51 grams. Well-detailed full shield, full cross

with minor doubling, light surface corrosion, toned in crevices. With Fisher tag and certificate #136058. Estimate: $600-$900.

yet with clear cross and shield and decent toning. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #147528. Estimate: $300-$450.

172. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, 10 points (Grade 3), hand-signed certificate from 1976. KM-9. 7.02 grams. Thin from heavy corrosion, yet with clear

shield and cross, encrustation in crevices (not fully cleaned), desirable pre-“Mother Lode” find. With original hand-signed Fisher certificate #2737 from 1976 (Cape Coral Bank). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $300-$450.

168. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. KM-9. 13.15

grams. Full shield with depression in center (as made), full but lightly corroded cross, light toning. With Fisher tag and certificate #159185. Estimate: $600-$900.

173. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

ible, 10 points (Grade 3), hand-signed certificate from 1976.

KM-9. 9.92 grams. Heavily corroded and darkly encrusted in crevices yet

with discernible shield and cross, desirable pre-“Mother Lode” find. With original hand-signed Fisher certificate #4155 from 1976 (Cape Coral Bank). Estimate: $300-$450.

169. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer not visible (style of 5th-period B, with borders of x’s), Grade 2. S-P14;

KM-4.3. 10.06 grams. Broad flan, thin from corrosion, well-detailed full shield and cross, small edge-split. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #209121. Estimate: $400-$600.

174. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed, 10 points (Grade 3), hand-signed certificate from 1976. KM-9. 8.45 grams. Thin from

heavy corrosion, yet with clear shield and cross, encrustation in crevices (not fully cleaned), desirable pre-“Mother Lode” find. With original hand-signed Fisher certificate #4157 from 1976 (Cape Coral Bank). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $300-$450.

175. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 3. KM-9. 11.37 grams.

Silvery and solid despite light surface corrosion, full and well-detailed shield, full but off-center cross, edge-crack. With Fisher tag and photocertificate #96A-14168. Estimate: $300-$450.

170. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 3. KM-9. 11.22

grams. Crude edge (with small point) due to corrosion, full shield, bold king’s ordinal III in legend, full but weaker cross with bold 62 of date (and no room for a final digit before ornament). With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #132630. Estimate: $300-$450.

176. Lot of two Potosí cob 4 and 2 reales (one each), Philip II and III respectively, assayers not visible, Grade 4. 9.26

grams total. Both heavily corroded, the 4R (described as a 2R on the

certificate) quite broad, thin and silvery, with fine details, and the 2R somewhat fragmentary and toned but with clear cross. With Fisher tags and photo-certificates #190362 and 194186. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Potosí 2R

177. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II,

assayer R (Rincón), Grade 1. S-P1; KM-3.2. 5.43 grams. Typically broad, thin and round, with much

bold legend (lacking the H of HISPANIARVM) and crown (with lower loop), nice full shield and cross, bold assayer R (desirable as the first issue of Potosí), toned in crevices, very light surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #136892. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

178. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer L (1st period), with P-L over denomination ii to left, new denomination ii over old P-M to right, rare, Grade 1. S-P3; KM-3.2. 6.27 grams. Bold

P-L to left and faint P-M to right under denomination, good full shield and nearly full crown, full but partially flat cross, nicely toned, light corrosion. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #139377. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

179. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Ramos), Grade 1. S-P13; KM-3.2; CT-510. 6.31 grams. Choice full shield

181. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer RL

and cross, nicely toned and corrosion-free, the assayer an interesting variety that looks like a P-punch with a thin, straight, diagonal leg manually added. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #127913. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

(curved leg), Grade 1. S-P15; KM-8; CT-355. 6.48 grams. Bold full shield and cross, minimal corrosion, clear mintmark and assayer (mistaken, as is often the case, for B/R on the tag and certificate). Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #96A-270531. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

180. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th

182. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer C (rare), Grade 1. S-P16; KM-8. 6.29 grams. Good full cross, full but lightly

period), borders of x’s, Grade 1. S-P14; KM-3.4. 6.18 grams. Good

full cross and shield (some flatness), full P-B and clear borders of x’s, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #150958. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

corroded shield with bold P-C to left (attributed to Q on tag and certificate), typically silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate #94A-5025. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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183. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 1. S-P17;

KM-8; CT-353. 6.19 grams. Full cross and shield with light surface corrosion and some doubling, clear assayer. With Fisher tag and certificate #131953. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

184. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 2.

S-P17;

KM-8; CT-353. 4.49 grams. Dark and corroded but with most of shield and cross and clear assayer Q (note the weight on the certificate is erroneous). With Fisher tag and certificate #263680. Estimate: $400-$600.

186. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade 1. S-P18; KM-8. 6.38 grams. Full P-M, good full shield with bold

denomination o-z, full but weaker cross, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #151276. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

185. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade 1. S-P18; KM-8. 6.52

grams. Interesting shape with flat protrusion, bold full cross and shield, minimal corrosion (just on edge), silvery. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #217274. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

187. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer M, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2. S-P18; KM-8. 6.14 grams. Nice full shield, full but off-center cross, light surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #126842. Estimate: $600-$900.

188. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1617(M), Grade

1. S-P19; KM-8; CT-356. 6.78 grams. Super-bold and full ANO D 1617 (with typical erasure of border) outside of full cross, nice full shield with very bold denomination II to right, toned around details, 100% corrosion-free. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photocertificate #151603. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

189. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1617(M), Grade

1.

S-P19; KM-8; CT-356. 6.51 grams. Full and bold ANO D 1617 above erased border, good full cross and shield, bold king’s ordinal III, thin but practically uncorroded, nicely toned on fields. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #94A-270525. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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190. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1618PAL

(small), rare, Grade 1. S-P20; KM-8; CT-unl. 6.75 grams.

Broad, thin, oval flan with choice full shield and P-PAL (small, looks like RL), the cross-lions-castles also nice and with clear date and strange EYN(DIARVM) in legend, no corrosion. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #109085. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

191. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (16)18PAL (large), Grade 1, rare. S-P20; KM-8; CT-unl. 6.51 grams. Bold full PAL

monogram (note certificate says Balasar [sic] Ramos Leceta, but the assayer is now known to be Palencia) to left of choice full shield, bold king’s ordinal, the cross also full and choice but with only a trace of the date, no corrosion, nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #148448. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

192. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1618T/PAL (large),

Grade 1, very rare. S-P21; KM-8. 6.27 grams. Full and bold T/ PAL to left of weak shield (partially corroded), nice full cross (uncorroded) with very full and bold (AN)O 1618 and erased border, out-of-round-shape flan. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #236586. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

193. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1618T, Grade 2.

KM-8; CT-357. 6.67 grams. Excellent

S-P21;

full shield and cross, bold date, no corrosion, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #106828. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

194. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1619T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-8;

CT-358. 6.71 grams. Full date (certificate calls it 1618 in error), full and uncorroded but somewhat crude cross and shield, silvery surfaces. With Fisher tag and certificate #144470. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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195. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1620T, Grade 2.

KM-8; CT-unl. 6.00 grams. Very

199. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

S-P21;

choice full shield with clear P-T to left, denomination Z to right and king’s ordinal III in legend, clear 20 (ZO) of date outside of full cross, very light surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and certificate #127450. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

196. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1621T, Grade 2.

ible, Grade 3. KM-8. 2.86 grams. Thin from heavy corrosion and dark from incomplete cleaning, yet with most of shield and cross in evidence. With Fisher tag and certificate #134880. Estimate: $300-$450.

200. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 3. KM-8. 3.23 grams. Well-detailed full shield despite

heavy corrosion all over, darkly toned. With Fisher tag and certificate #189941. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $300-$450.

S-P21;

Bold 621 of date, full shield and cross (the latter off-center), minimal corrosion, brightly silvery. Pedigreed to the Classics collection, with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #94A-270609. Estimate: $700-$1,000. KM-8; CT-359. 6.52 grams.

201. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

ible, Grade 3. KM-8. 4.36 grams. Broad flan but thin from corrosion, with nice full shield and discernible cross, darkly toned. With Fisher tag and certificate #189900. Estimate: $300-$450.

202. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-8. 3.76 grams. Thin from heavy corrosion, clear shield, crude cross, darkly toned. With Fisher tag and certificate #189917. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $300-$450.

203. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-8. 3.11 grams. Good cross despite heavy corrosion, silvery as usual. With Fisher tag and certificate #132817. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $300-$450.

197. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 2. KM-8. 6.69 grams. Solid and uncorroded but with

much flatness, choice crown, retrograde E in REX. With Fisher tag and certificate #132968. Estimate: $500-$750.

204. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-8. 3.86 grams. Broad flan with small piece of

edge missing, surface corroded, toned, most of shield and cross in evidence. With Fisher tag and certificate #133084. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

205. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-8. 3.33 grams. Clear shield and cross despite

heavy corrosion that also took away parts of edge, nice toning. With Fisher tag and certificate #193046. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

206. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 4. KM-8. 4.34 grams. Decent shield, off-center cross in evidence despite heavy corrosion, darkly toned, thin. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #134875-1. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

198. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 2.

KM-8. 6.48 grams. Most of shield and cross despite moderate corrosion, very silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate #136526. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

207. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 14.09 grams. Decent full shield (worn but not cor-

roded), heavily corroded cross, spotty toning. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #80M-3909. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $300-$450. 208. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grades 2 and 4. KM-8. 11.00 grams total. Decent pair, one with good full cross (toned) and the other with good full shield (no toning), both with original tags and also with four-coin group-lot stickers and hangtag from an unidentified auction of August 8, 2012 (lot 3027). With Fisher tags and photo-certificates #M84-127 and 116. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $600-$900.

São José, sunk in 1622 off Mozambique, east of Africa 209. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period), NGC São José / shipwreck effect, with original box. S-P6; KM-4.2. Good full cross,

clear P-B to left of full but weaker shield, moderate surface corrosion, streaks of black. Housed in wooden promotional box with salvager’s certificate. NGC #1974029-024. Estimate: $150-$225.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola

210. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1639P.

S-M19; KM-

212. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1640/39P. S-M19; KM-

Full and bold date and oM, nearly full cross, moderate surface corrosion and typical flat areas, deeply toned. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

45; CT-335. 25.10 grams. Very bold full oMP, clear date, deeply toned, less corrosion than most but with usual flatness. With tag and certificate #72,009 from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

211. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1639P. S-M19; KM-45;

213. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1640P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-336. 26.36 grams. Full date and bold full oM, most of shield, full and

45; CT-334. 21.15 grams.

well-centered cross, toned, much flatness but minimal corrosion. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

Bold full oMP and full date, most of cross and shield but otherwise flat as usual, deeply toned, minimal surface corrosion. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375. CT-334. 24.73 grams.

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214. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 164(?)P. S-M19; KM-45.

215. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1634(?)P, Royal-like.

the last digit), deeply toned. With original certificate signed by salvager Burt D. Webber Jr. and with newspaper article with Webber photo also signed by him. Estimate: $200-$300.

as a “crude Royal” of 1637/6P) but apparently an earlier date, this piece is much rounder, broader and better-detailed than the typical issue of the period (yet not perfect like a full-fledged Royal), with choice full shield and cross, bold full oMP (slightly distorted strike) and denomination 4, full crown and clear 163 of date (last digit weak) plus much legend on reverse, elegantly toned and corrosion-free, obviously one of the top coins from this wreck in any case. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

24.43 grams. Decent full cross, corroded shield, fairly clear date (but not

S-M19. 13.16 grams. Very similar to lot #649 of our Auction 20 (described

216. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1639(T or TR). KM-19a. 24.08 grams. Solid

flan with just surface corrosion, full shield and nearly full cross with bold tressure, most of 39 of date visible, lightly toned all over. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

217. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2

reales, Philip IV, assayer E below mintmark RN to right, denomination II to left (1626-30), rare. RestrepoM29.4; S-C3; KM-A6.3. 6.38 grams. Choice full

cross-lions-castles, nearly full crown and top of shield with clear RN-E to right, deeply toned, minimal surface corrosion. With generic tag from salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

218. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 1 real,

Philip IV, assayer E below mintmark RN to left, denomination I to right (1626-30), rare. Restrepo-M22.6; S-C3; KM-

Full and well-detailed shield below most of crown, full RN-E to left, bold but off-center cross, deeply toned all over, light surface corrosion. With generic tag from salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300. A5. 2.98 grams.

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador Shield Type

220. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649(O), with crowned-F

(two dots) countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 24.66 grams.

Broad flan with minimal corrosion but some weak strike, the crown unusually full above a very bold countermark, much legend around cross but date (at 7 o’clock) a bit weak, black-toned fields, edge-crack. Estimate: $200-$300.

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219. Madrid, Spain, cob 2 reales,

Philip IV, assayer not visible (ca. 1628), ex-Aiken. CT-Type 177; KM-131.2. 6.76 grams.

Virtually uncorroded and very unusual as from this wreck, with choice full shield and (off-center) cross-lions-castles, toned around details, interesting pedigree. With original certificate signed by Kenneth Aiken (noted author and Concepción conservator), and pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #1205. Estimate: $125-$200.


1652 Transitionals

221. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649O), no countermark

(rare). S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 13.07 grams. Very thin from corrosion and wear but with decent full cross and shield nonetheless (also nearly full crown), clear PHELIPVS in legend, toned. With hand-signed Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

224. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type

IV/A. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 26.88 grams. Choice specimen with full inner details (bold pillars with F-8-IIII across top and E-8-E across the bottom, superb shield with A-P-8 to left and O-E-52 to right), both crowns full and much legend including second date, EL PERV, POTOSI, and HISPANIARVM REX, good contrast from deeply toned fields, minimal surface corrosion, edge-crack. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

222. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, ex-von Schuck-

mann. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 27.02 grams. Superb full shield and crossand-tressure enhanced by dark toning on fields (magnificent contrast), especially in the countermark (full), also with much legend including date and king’s ordinal, corrosion-free VF, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the von Schuckmann collection (Renaissance auction of December 2001, lot #3051), the Ponterio auction of April 1999 (lot #188), and our Auction #20 (lot #794). Estimate: $500-$750.

225. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type

IV/A. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 26.32 grams. Very broad flan with ample legends including date and full king’s name and ordinal, bold full pillars-and-waves with choice crown, F-8-IIII across the top and E-8-E across the bottom, great full shield with full A-P-8 to left and O-E-52 to right, minimal surface corrosion, toned in crevices. Estimate: $600-$900.

223. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, with crowned-O countermark on cross side.

S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 19.23 grams.

Choice detail all over despite corrosion and wear (also good contrast from toning), with bold full date (modern 5), most of countermark, full cross and shield. Estimate: $350-$500.

226. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type

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V/A. S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl. 25.23 grams. Thick flan with 100% full and bold date in legend, full but off-center and double-struck shield with full A-P-8 to left, full pillars-and-waves with F-8-IIII across top and E-52-( E) across bottom, a couple old digs and parts of edge crude (as made) but lacking corrosion and with contrasting toning. Estimate: $350-$500.

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227. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type 230. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional, VII/A. S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 26.32 grams. Choice full crown above HP monogram and full and bold pillars with P-8-E across top and E-52-P across bottom, choice full crown and shield on other side with bold full A-P-8 to left and O-E-52 to right, nearly corrosion-free and nicely toned. Estimate: $400-$600.

1-PH-6 at top.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 19.81 grams. Well detailed but with light corrosion, much legend (including bold king’s ordinal IIII), full but slightly doubled inner details, nicely toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

Pillars-and-Waves

231. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, PH at top. S-P37a;

228. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional,

KM-21; CT-437. 27.55 grams. Very solid and uncorroded and with deeply contrasting toning, full but doubled pillars-and-waves, full but offcenter cross with 100% full PHILIPPVS IIII, parts of edge slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 27.82 grams. Very bold full (fat) pillars-and-waves with full 1-PH-6 above, P-8-E across top and E-52-P across bottom, bold second date in legend, third date below full cross with P to left and pomegranate at top, slightly crude edge (as made) and with very light surface corrosion, dark and contrasting toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

232. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, PH at top. S-P37a;

KM-21; CT-437. 25.54 grams. Very bold full pillars (well centered) with clear date, also full and well-centered cross-lions-castles, dark all over and slightly surface-corroded. Estimate: $175-$250.

229. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional,

1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 27.10 grams. Super example with no corrosion at all (could pass for non-salvage), full pillars (fat) with full 1-PH-6 above, P-8-E across top and E-52-P across bottom, very choice full cross with bold date 652 below, bold •-pomegranate-• at top and •E• to right, light contrasting toning on fields, very attractive overall. Estimate: $250-$375.

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233. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top.

S-

Compact flan with minimal legend but choice full inner details on both sides, two dates and assayers and mintmarks, darkly toned but with minimal surface corrosion. Estimate: $350-$500.

P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 24.25 grams.


234. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; 235. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1652E post-transitional,

KM-21; CT-438. 27.35 grams. Good full cross-lions-castles and one full pillar (off-center), some doubling, with parts of all three dates, bold king’s ordinal IIII, no corrosion, well-toned fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

1-PH-6 at top.

S-P37a; KM-18; CT-735. 12.95 grams. Full, fat pillars with cute little 1-PH-6 at top below full crown, prominent tressure around full but mostly flat cross, minimal corrosion, deeply toned. Estimate: $175-$250.

Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island 236. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-362. 24.25 grams. Choice full date, good full cross, most of shield, solid but with moderate

surface corrosion all over. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

“Jupiter wreck” (San Miguel el Arcángel), sunk in 1659 off the east coast of Florida 237. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type

VII/A. S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 25.83 grams. Choice full crown above HP monogram above full (but slightly doubled) pillars-and-waves with P-8-E across top and E-52-P across bottom, good full shield with A-P-8 to left and O-E-52 to right just inside a full PHILIPPVS, one edge-split, toned and way more solid (uncorroded) than most from this wreck. With photo-certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $600-$900.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador 239. Clump of three

small silver cobs, encrusted as found. 9.41

grams total. Cute little “sea

238. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357.

15.68 grams. Typically thin from wear and corrosion but with clear as-

sayer and date above waves, nearly full cross with second date below, deeply toned all over. Estimate: $175-$250.

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sculpture” consisting of one offset coin sandwiched between two that are lined up, lots of green patina and shelly coral all over, no coin details visible. Pedigreed to our Auction #9 (lot #766). Estimate: $125-$200.


Feversham, sunk in 1711 off Nova Scotia, Canada 240. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, (17)06(J), rare, ex-Christie’s. S-M22; KM-30; CT-1563. 2.90

grams. Bold full 06 of date and oM mintmark, most of cross and part of shield but rest of coin flat (as made), practically no corrosion, toned all over, scarce and desirable provenance. With original lot-tag #890 from the Christie’s (New York) auction of February 1989. Estimate: $125-$200.

DeLiefde, sunk in 1711 off the Shetland Isles, north of Scotland 241. Holland (Amsterdam mint), United Netherlands, “rid-

er” ducatoon, 1673, rare. Dav-4933; Delm-unl. 32.04 grams. Lustrous AU details (no corrosion) on a crude planchet with large edge-crack and, interestingly enough, an overstruck, circular plug of silver that is loose but miraculously stayed with the coin, just the top of the last digit of the date visible. Estimate: $200-$300.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

242. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1715J. S-M22; KM-47;

CT-744. 27.41 grams. Typical urn-shaped flan with full and bold oMJ, weak but certain date, good full cross, most of crown and shield, some peripheral flatness but minimal corrosion, patchy toning. (Note: Please see The John Pullin Collection of Dated Mexican Cobs starting at lot 313 for more 1715-Fleet Mexican silver cobs.) With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

243. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J, ex-Mel Fisher. S-M22; KM-47. 25.41 grams. Very large, triangular flan with choice full cross-lions-castles and shield (pre-1714), peripheries flat (and with edge-split), nicely toned, no corrosion, important Fisher pedigree. With Cobb Coin Co. (Mel Fisher tags and certificate #138456 and hand-signed letter from Mel referencing this coin as “from my personal collection.” Estimate: $500-up.

244. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

S-M22; KM-47. 26.35 grams. Partial shield and cross, clear mintmark and assayer, some flat patches, darkly toned obverse with reddish encrustation. Estimate: $175-$250.

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245. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, full denomination 8. KM-47. 24.97 grams. Small-sized shield and denomination, most of cross, solid but low contrast. Estimate: $175-$250.

246. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible. KM-47. 26.08 grams. Most of crown and shield and cross (distinctive tressure) despite much flatness, no corrosion, spots of black. Estimate: $175-$250.

249. Mexico City, Mexico, 247. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 248. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip cob 1 real, Philip V, as-

(1)713(J), “cabo de barra” (end-piece), ex- V, assayer not visible. KM-40. 12.25 grams. Good sayer not visible, “cabo de Fisher. S-M22; KM-40; CT-1018. 11.30 grams. Very full cross, most of shield (oversized, probably 8R die), barra” (end-piece). KM-30.

curious shape—like an uneven heart—with three round points (as made, with just one straight, cut edge, indicative of being the end of the strap of silver used to make the coins), with bold bottom half of date and o of mintmark, good full cross, light surface corrosion, dark toning on fields. With small, hand-signed Fisher certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

minimal corrosion (“Grade 1” on certificate), somewhat silvery sheen. With Cobb Coin Co. (Mel Fisher) photo-certificate #LLCC-025. Estimate: $125-$200.

Whydah, sunk in 1717 off Cape Cod, Massachusetts

3.06 grams. Nearly an exact halfmoon shape, being the rounded end of a silver strap for blanks, the junction of straight (cut) with rounded (end) terminating in sharp points, most of shield and cross, light surface corrosion, spotty toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

250. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, very rare and popular provenance, in original frame with certificate from Betts and Bernstein (Silver Screen Partners) investment. KM-40. Coin: 12.45 grams; frame: 2 lb 4 oz, 21-1/2” x 13-1/2”. A solid coin with little or no

corrosion visible on the facing-out shield, showing just the bottom half (with a small, natural depression), nicely toned, elegantly framed with its original certificate within the mat at bottom and a color drawing of the ship (postcard) within the mat at top, one of just a few known packages distributed (not sold) to investors in the late 1980s who put their money with Silver Screen Partners (whose chairman, Roland Betts, and president, Tom Bernstein, signed this certificate) for completing the excavation of the Whydah and turning the finds into a museum in Florida, this example also accompanied by its original, barcoded Tyvek artifact tag from 1986, something that most specimens lack. Framed with original Maritime / Betts & Bernstein certificate #20928, and with original Tyvek tag attached. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off Runde Island, Norway 251. Promotional set of twelve coins, as follows: One Dutch

gold ducat (Utrecht mint, 1724), two Dutch silver “rider” ducatoons, three Mexican cob 8 reales, and six Dutch silver 2 stuivers (Holland mint, 1724). 12” x 8-1/2” x 1”. Typical Nor-

wegian promotional set with Mint State ducat (full details, including knight’s head) and variously corroded and/or encrusted silver coins, each in its own square depression in the plush green velvet, the case itself clean and unabused. With custom leather case imprinted with EN DEL AV SKATTEN FRA “AKERENDAM” / A PART OF THE “AKERENDAM” TREASURE on top and with color certificate #111. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada 252. France (Tours mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1718-E. KM-414.7.

23.87 grams. Scarce early date from this wreck, the obverse very well-

detailed (XF) but with two large divots and a rim-ding, the obverse more corroded but overall quite solid. Estimate: $125-$200.

Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys 253. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764.

24.04 grams. Small, thick flan with choice full date, oMF and most of shield but

cross side very heavily pitted from corrosion, nicely toned. With photo-certificate signed by Kevin D. McKee (son of Art McKee). Estimate: $200-$300.

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands

255. Clump of two Dutch ducatoon “biscuits” (completely cocooned in encrustation). 87 grams total, roughly 2-3/4” x 2”. Two 254. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1734.

KM-80. 32.30 grams. Choice UNC details all over, no corrosion, even somewhat lustrous, without toning. Estimate: $350-$500.

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large, round coins that are thickly oxidized (“biscuitized”) by the ocean’s corrosive effects combined with sandy accretion, no details visible but the coins presumably solid (by weight), mostly dark gray with a tinge of green but with a few small bits of bright white shells plus a tiny glass shard. Estimate: $300-$450.


Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England Cobs

259. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible (ca. 1730). KM-47a. 26.05 grams. Solid flan with just a touch of surface corrosion near top of full shield (off-center), nearly full cross, peripherally flat, interesting shape with tiny point of extra metal. With tag #AC1323 and generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

256. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (172)7D, rare. S-M23a;

KM-47; CT-753. 26.51 grams. Rectangular flan with full and bold oMD, weak date but with clear angular right side of 7, good cross, no corrosion but peripherally flat, lightly toned. With original photo-certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $200-$300.

257. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (172)9(R).

S-M24;

KM-47a; CT-754. 25.70 grams. Thick, compact flan with flat peripheries (obverse rims beveled, as made), good cross, clear 9 of date, minimal corrosion, toned all over. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

260. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (ca. 1730). KM-47a. 25.67 grams. Good full cross and most of

shield (off-center), solid and uncorroded, patchy toning and peripheral flatness. With tag #AC1297 and generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

261. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1729R. S-M24; KM-

Full oMR and clear date but corroded and partially encrusted (dark). With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

40a; CT-1024. 11.44 grams.

258. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (ca. 1730), “cabo de barra” (end-piece).

KM-47a.

26.32 grams. Full (weak) shield and cross, denomination •8•, solid and

with only light surface corrosion, but very interesting as one end is quite round as being the end of the strap of silver from which blanks were cut. With tag #AC1289 and generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Klippes

262. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 4 reales, 1733MF, possible

265. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF.

obverse brockage. S-M28; KM-41; CT-1036. 11.72 grams. The obverse of

this coin looks like a normal (albeit quite scarce) klippe 4 reales with bold 1733 date and mintmark-assayer oMF to left of off-center shield with nice AU details; the reverse is a different story: The only details visible are of the obverse again in mirror image, the typical result of a striking error known as a brockage, in which a previously struck coin sticks to the die and leaves its impression in lieu of the design the die was supposed to make (in this case the reverse). The problem with this coin, however, is that the brockage (if such it is) appears to be from an 8 reales (larger features)! While it is possible the force of the brockage simply distorted the 4R features, another possibility is that an actual 8 reales on the wreck fused to this 4 reales and left its impression, the two coins having oxidized together and then separated later. Either way, a unique and fascinating piece. Estimate: $500-up.

KM-103; CT-778. 26.50 grams. AU details, minimal surface pitting, deeply toned, the pillars side in rainbow colors. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

Pillars

266. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF.

AU details, nice toning, very light surface pitting only. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-778. 26.07 grams.

263. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF.

KM-103; CT-778. 25.83 grams. AU details with light surface corrosion and encrustation (good contrast), dark brown in spots. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

267. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF. KM-103; CT-778. 26.82 grams. AU details, no corrosion, deeply toned over

hairlined surfaces. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

264. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF.

KM-103; CT-778. 26.56 grams. AU details with small areas of brown encrustation and toned all over, no corrosion. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

268. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF.

KM-103; CT-778. 26.46 grams. AU details with minimal surface pitting, some luster, starting to tone near edge. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

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273. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF.

269. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF. KM-103; CT-779. 26.49 grams.

AU details, deeply toned and virtually uncorroded, natural flan bulge below QUE. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-779. 25.54 grams. AU details, very light surface pitting and minor encrustation, darkly toned, struck a little off-center. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

270. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF.

274. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF.

ing, light surface pitting on pillars side, small area of “horn silver” at about 10 o’clock on shield side rim. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

minor surface pitting, uneven toning. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

271. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF.

275. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF.

KM-103; CT-780. 26.43 grams. AU details, slightly more worn in centers,

KM-103; CT-779. 26.40 grams. AU details, excellent contrast due to ton-

KM-103; CT-780. 26.47 grams. AU details, choice contrast (dark toning),

AU details, richly toned, with very light surface corrosion on shield side only. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-779. 25.32 grams.

272. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF. AU details, very light surface pitting on pillars side, some stronger pitting near rim on shield side, nicely toned. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-779. 25.12 grams.

practically no corrosion. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

276. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF.

KM-103; CT-780. 26.54 grams. AU details, very minor surface pitting, beautiful toning, the pillars side slightly off-center. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

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281. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF.

277. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF.

AU details, light surface oxidation, less toned than most. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-780. 25.98 grams.

AU details, deeply toned, with minimal surface oxidation. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-781. 25.30 grams.

278. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF.

282. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF.

KM-103; CT-783. 26.83 grams. AU details, virtually corrosion-free but with minor encrustation, deeply toned. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-780. 26.58 grams. AU details, nice toning, virtually corrosion-

free. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

279. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF.

283. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF.

KM-103; CT-780. 26.43 grams. AU details, light toning (lovely aspect over-

all), minimal surface pitting. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-783. 26.35 grams. AU details, deeply toned with excellent contrast, very light surface pitting on shield side. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

280. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF.

284. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF.

KM-103; CT-781. 25.93 grams. AU details, minimal surface pitting, nicely

KM-103; CT-783. 26.85 grams. AU

toned, smallish flan. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

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details, no corrosion at all, colorfully toned. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.


285. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF.

286. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF.

KM-103; CT-783. 26.80 grams. AU details with mostly contrasting toning,

KM-103; CT-783. 26.89 grams. AU

details, some light surface oxidation, mostly darkly toned. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

very light surface pitting here and there. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

287. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, 1737J. S-G1; KM-6; CT-595. 26.52 288. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1739MF.

grams. Full date below full crowned globes and pillars, also full crown above shield on other side with clear assayer to left and denomination to right, darkly toned, minimal surface oxidation. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-103; CT-787. 26.74 grams. UNC details, no corrosion at all, light but

spotty greenish toning over vestigial luster, typically choice overall. Estimate: $200-$300.

289. Seville, Spain, milled 4 reales “double pistareen,� Philip

V, 1729P, very rare provenance, NGC AU details / saltwater damage. CT-1150; KM-337.2. Beautiful salvage piece with very sharp

details (more like UNC in our estimation) and elegant toning over semi-lustrous surfaces, typically slightly off-center on an oversized flan (struck on a roller press). Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of December 1985 (NYINC), lot #783. NGC #4740413-001. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay 290. Santiago, Chile, bust gold 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751J, NGC MS 61 / La Luz. CT-72; KM-3. Lustrous and choice,

with 100% fully struck-up details (scarce thus), the obverse fields slightly matte and with light scratch in front of face. NGC #4668586-002. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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291. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1750E. S-P51; KM-40; CT-361. 23.24 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, thick and solid but with light surface corrosion, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, some dark staining in crevices. With photo-certificate #970006. Estimate: $200-$300.

“Clive of India treasure,” sunk ca. 1755 in the Indian Ocean 292. Brazil (Rio mint), gold 6400 reis, José I, 1753-R. Russo-421; KM-172.2.

14.37 grams. Full AU details with typical matte surfaces, traces of luster. Estimate:

$1,250-$2,000.

Count Ernst Schimmelmann, sunk in 1781 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 293. Sweden (Avesta mint), copper “plate money” 4

dalers, Adolf Frederick, 1757. KM-PM76. 2621 grams, about 10” square. Rather large and perfectly square “coin” with five

clear stamps, the one in the middle with denomination and mintmark (SILF MYNT and crossed-arrows) and the 4 in the corners with crowned monogram AFRS and 1757 date, all details clear and nearly corrosion-free, rare provenance. With original Arqueonautas certificate #MAI-010/99/20256, and pedigreed to our Auction #5, with original lot-tag #579. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

Hindostan, sunk in 1803 southeast of England 294. Encrusted clump of at least sixteen English East India Co. copper X cash, 1803. KM-319. 256 grams, 4-1/2” x 3-1/4”.

Very attractive clump with five coins exposed enough to see details, the rest covered with encrustation and debris, scarce provenance (not the usual Admiral Gardner source sunk five years later in the same general area). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

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SS New York, sunk in 1846 in the Gulf of Mexico.

295. USA (New Orleans Mint), gold $2-1/2 Classic Head, 1839-O, NGC AU 55 / SS New York (1846), housed in promotional “book.” 7” x 5-1/2” x 1-1/4”. Lemon yellow color, much

original luster peeking through slightly matte surfaces, small areas of weak strike below eagle, desirable early type as the first gold coin produced by the New Orleans Mint and having a limited mintage of just 17,781 coins. In addition to its numismatic rarity, this coin is one of just two with this date found on the wreck (the other being an MS 62), making it a prime coin for the collector of quarter eagles or SS New York coins. Housed in a promotional leather-bound “book” entitled SS New York - Gentlemen of Fortune. NGC #1582102-038. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

“Fort Capron Treasure,” lost off Ft. Pierce (east coast of Florida) in 1857 296. USA (Philadelphia mint), gold $1 (Type I, Liberty head), 1853, rare provenance.

1.67 grams. UNC with rather muted luster, very faint toning, no marks or damage, could almost

pass for non-salvage but accompanied by a rare and all-important letter from when the treasure was found. With original 1965 letter from Indian River Coin Co. certifying this coin’s origin (“GordyAshley Find”). Estimate: $600-$900.

SS Central America, sunk in 1857 in deep water off North Carolina

297. USA (San Francisco Mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty “double eagle,” 1856-S, variety 17B (full serif, left S), PCGS AU55 / SS Central America, in promotional case. 5-1/4” x 4-1/4” x 1-1/2”. Lustrous surfaces with faint hairlines and minor bagmarks,

from the first SS Central America salvage operation ca. 1990. Housed in wooden display box. PCGS SSCA 6024. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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SS Brother Jonathan, sunk in 1865 off Crescent City, California

298. USA (San Francisco Mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty “double eagle,” 1865-S, PCGS AU58 / Brother Jonathan (1865).

Lustrous and devoid of wear except for highest points, a few faint lines in fields in addition to the usual bagmarks, lovely gold color with auburn highlights near rims, multiple die-cracks, scarce and desirable provenance plus dated to the year of the ship’s sinking. PCGS #7764451 (inventory recovery number 237, series 70, coin 36). Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

SS Republic, sunk in 1865 off Georgia

299. USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar Seated Liberty, 300. USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar Seated Liberty, 1854-O, arrows at date, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. Bold details, bright and frosty surfaces with no visible corrosion,

traces of original luster. NGC #1793226-005. Estimate: $250-$375.

1855-O, arrows at date, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. No corrosion, bold strike and some luster, minor bagmarks. NGC

#1830278-009. Estimate: $250-$375.

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301. Set of three USA (New Orleans mint) half dollars Seated Liberty, 1861-O, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic, in promotional case: W-01A (United States issue), (B) AU; W-07 (Louisiana issue), (A) UNC; W-13 (Confederate States issue), (A) UNC. KM-A68. 10-1/2” x 7-1/4” x 2-1/2”. An exceptional set of nicely matched coins, the Louisiana and Confederate issues graded

“(A) UNC” (highest possible), both lustrous and choice. The United States issue graded “(B) AU” due to slight surface granularity and, in fact, one of the key rarities for the wreck. Federal control over the mint only lasted until January 26 of 1861 before the State of Louisiana seceded, thus severely limiting the amount of halves struck under federal auspices. It is estimated that 13% of the 2,532,633 1861-O halves (about 330,000 coins) were struck during the brief three weeks before secession, resulting in two US-issue die marriages, this one and W-02 (both considered rare by Riley and Bugert). Concurrently, the 1861-O halves from the SS Republic indicate a similar, if not greater, scarcity for the federal issue; the majority of sets like this one have an 1860-O as the US issue.With original certificate from the salvagers and promoters listing the NGC numbers of each coin, all housed in an elegant wooden box with printed slipcase with DVD. NGC #1794444-258, 1797949-137, 1798225-210. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

302. USA (New Orleans Mint), half dollar Seated Liberty, 1861-O, Confederate States issue (die W-11), NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect (C) UNC, in promotional case.

KM-A68. Popular type struck at the New Orleans Mint in 1861 by the

Confederate States of America. In fact, the obverse die used to strike this coin is the same one used on the four very rare “Confederate States” reverse half dollars. Lustrous and fully detailed UNC with flashy fields marked by light saltwater corrosion, deserving of NGC’s Shipwreck Effect (C) UNC grade which isn’t found often on SS Republic 1861-O halves. NGC #1794159-043. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Schiehallion, sunk in 1879 off the Isle of Wight, England 303. Sydney, Australia (under Great Britain), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1872S, St. George reverse. Sp-3858A; KM-7. 7.96 grams. AU with only faint traces of surface granularity, small spot of rainbow toning in front of forehead. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $600-$900.

304. Melbourne, Australia (under Great Britain), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head),

1876-M. Sp-3857; KM-7. 7.97 grams. Choice AU with faint surface granularity, lots of red color on reverse. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $600-$900.

305. Great Britain (London, England), gold half sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1844. Sp-3859; KM-735.1. 3.91 grams.

$600-$900.

Matte VF/XF, no problems. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate:

306. Great Britain (London, England), gold half sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1856. Sp-3859; KM-735.1. 3.95 grams. AXF

with spots of red and black, contemporary graffiti “W*W� scratched on bust (coincidentally the same initials as the die engraver). With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $500-$750.

307. Sydney, Australia (under Great Britain), gold half sovereign, Victoria (young head),

1857. KM-3. 3.93 grams. Rare early type with AUSTRALIA spelled out across the middle, VF with slight surface granularity but no problems. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $600-$900.

308. Great Britain (London, England), gold half sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1873,

die 246. Sp-3860D; KM-735.2. 3.97 grams. AU- with faint traces of orange color in crevices. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $600-$900.

RMS Douro, sunk in 1882 off Cape Finisterre, Spain

309. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Vic-

310. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Vic-

KM-752. Bold strike with some remaining luster, minor bagmarks. NGC #4472337-022. Estimate: $400-$600.

KM-752. Bold strike with much remaining luster, minor bagmarks. NGC #4472337-010. Estimate: $400-$600.

toria (young head), 1871, St. George reverse (long tail, B.P. in exergue), NGC AU 55 / R.M.S. Douro Shipwreck. Sp-3856A;

toria (young head), 1871, St. George reverse (long tail, B.P. in exergue), NGC AU 53 / R.M.S. Douro Shipwreck. Sp-3856A;

311. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1872, St. George reverse, NGC AU 53 / R.M.S. Douro Shipwreck. Sp-3856A; KM-752. Bold strike with

slight flattening on highest points, nice luster, minor bagmarks. NGC #4472337-156. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off Nantucket 312. USA, $2 legal tender, series 1928G, serial D807785314A, Clark-Snyder, housed in large lucite capsule and original promotional case. With case: 2135 grams, 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”. Exceedingly rare note from the wreck as the vast majority of notes recovered were $1 silver certificates and Italian 1000 lire. Typical edge degradation and staining from its 25 years under water, but the center intact with clear vignettes and text (seal and serial numbers discolored). Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, informational brochure, and DVD copy of the documentary S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Mr. John Pullin, 1715-Fleet Collector

John’s passion for collecting Spanish American coins began in 1957 at age ten, when the Hardy Boys book Secret of the Tower Treasure planted the seed in his young mind. His father had a copy of J. Frank Dobie’s book Coronado’s Children (about buried treasure) on his library shelf, which John read and re-read. John’s older brother also had a passion for treasure and bought an illustrated pulp book covering lost treasure, including a section on Robert Marx and his Florida shipwreck discoveries. The illustrations of treasure coins in that book were John’s first visual exposure to what would become a lifelong pursuit of collecting coins. In John’s words, “once I read it, I was hooked.” In 1965 the bug bit even deeper with the National Geographic article about Kip Wagner and the “Drowned Galleons.” John subsequently purchased a first-edition Pieces of Eight book by Wagner, which fed his fascination with coins. He also made a trip to the Smithsonian in the early 1970s to see some of the gold doubloons recovered from the 1715 Fleet. There he stood agape, looking and dreaming: These were the real thing! As a broke college student, John saw his first “pillar” coin in a shop in South Orange, NJ, a Mexican 2 reales, heavily corroded, dated 1741. For the grand sum of $1, he started his collection. John’s second purchase was a 1715-Fleet 8 reales from the famous Schulman auction of November, 1972—his first piece of eight! He still owns both of those coins, the 8R now as black as coal. Gradually, as he paid off the debts of his undergraduate and law-school education, John began to collect in earnest. His focus was Spanish colonial only, Potosí cobs and Mexico City cobs, pillars and busts. Some of the many dealer names on his coin flip inserts include past and present heavyweights from the 1970s forward, like X. & F. Calicó, Dr. George Vogt, Pat Johnson, Henry Christensen, Douglas Weaver, Almanzar’s, C.E. Bulowa, Richard Long, Louis Collins, Freeman Craig, Bowers and Ruddy, Mike Dunigan, Louis Hudson, Ponterio & Associates, Paul Karon, Paul Brombal, and many others. John retained all the old catalogs and purchase receipts and still sneezes from the moldy paper every time he opens the boxes! Eventually John’s collections became extensive, and now, retired from decades in sales and marketing in the furniture industry, he continues to thin down and concentrate his collecting interests. That said, his current numismatic collecting passions are the same as when he first began, namely treasure coins, specifically from the 1715 Fleet and the Atocha (1622). In John’s words: “As collectors we are merely students and custodians of these historical objects; there comes a time when the coins must change hands.” John is a director of the 1715 Fleet Society and a 1970 graduate of Seton Hall University with a BA in Political Science. He obtained his law degree from that university in 1974. Mr. Pullin spent his entire career in the manufacturing, marketing and sales of consumer furniture products. He has traveled extensively in Asia and Europe. Mr. Pullin is a highly regarded numismatist who has, over the years, assembled several world-class collections of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Spanish coins. His numismatic knowledge of 1715 Fleet coins is superior. John was a featured speaker at the Second International Conference on the 1715 Fleet in St. Augustine, Florida in March 2017. His topic was “A Prominent Casualty of the 1715 Fleet, the Marquis of Penuela,” which presented a remarkable connection with Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the 1715 Fleet. In addition to his interest in the 1715 Fleet, John is a student of Southwestern Native American archaeology. He often expands his knowledge of Native American art and architecture by engaging in long hikes throughout the southwest, which is one reason why he relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico (a center of Native American art).

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Mexico Silver Cobs The John Pullin Collection of Dated Mexican Cobs Mostly from the 1715 Fleet

313. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1689/8L, extremely rare, ex-1715 Fleet.

S-M21; KM-unl (46 for type); CT-unl. 26.81 grams.

315. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)701(L), very rare,

Very bold full oML and date with clear overdate, which is unique by our records (and only one other non-Royal 1689 known to us), some shield and crown and cross but otherwise flat and with light surface corrosion yet solid overall and nicely toned, cool square-shaped flan with ends of cross oriented with points of square. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

ex-1715 Fleet, ex-Christensen (plated), ex-Kent Ponterio, Calbetó Plate Coin. S-M21; KM-unl (46 for type); CT-301. 25.81 grams.

314. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)700(L), extremely rare. S-M21; KM-46; CT-300. 26.64 grams. Bold and complete date with

Unlike the previous two lots, several examples of this date are known (notably missing in the State of Florida collection, however), but this is by far the most famous, its bold full date (except for the first digit) and clear Habsburg crown and shield (posthumous Charles II) qualifying it for finest known status, and its typical flatness graced with nice toning and only small areas of the surface corrosion that prove its shipwreck origin, which was perhaps intentionally not mentioned when it was first offered alongside other obvious 1715-Fleet pieces in the 1963 sale by Christensen (who was no doubt already under obligation not to advertise 1715 Fleet, even in the famous “Ubilla-Echevez” sale in 1964). An interesting side note is that Christensen only showed the obverse of this piece in his catalog, and Calbetó used this photo alongside the reverse of some other coin in his 1970 opus. This coin is also memorable for its square shape and almost perfect 45-degree alignment relative to the obverse strike. Pedigreed to the Christensen auction of February 1963 (lot #43, with photo in catalog, believed to be from the 1715 Fleet but not stated as such), also pedigreed to the Kent Ponterio collection (Ponterio auction of January 2011, with original lot-tag #158), and plated on page 221 in Calbetó’s Compendium VIII Reales (1970), albeit with incorrect reverse shown. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

++ after final digit (first non-Royal specimen we have seen apart from one listed in the State of Florida collection), some cross and shield but otherwise flat, the flan thick and solid, natural pit near top of cross, Fine overall with stippled toning. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $400-$600.

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316. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)702(L), very rare, ex-1715 Fleet, ex-Ullian. S-M21a; KM-47; CT-732. 25.43 grams. Bold

date followed by + ornament and with clear (weak) Bourbon shield for new king Philip V, the cross (also weak) with full lions, all on a small, thick, pointed flan with no corrosion but some black oxidation on the point, one of a just a handful known. From the 1715 Fleet, with original Real Eight Co. certificate signed by Lou Ullian. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $350-$500.

319. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1706J, rare, ex-1715

Fleet. S-M22; KM-47; CT-unl. 21.48 grams. Super cool shape with a couple points, one extending well past the full and bold date and oMJ outside of a well-detailed shield, the cross side with corrosion and more flatness. From the 1715 Fleet, with generic certificate. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $350-$500.

317. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1703L, rare. S-M21a;

Full date and oML, most of shield, wellcentered cross, toned Fine (low contrast). Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of February 1993, with original lot-tag #1552. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $300-$450.

KM-47; CT-733. 26.56 grams.

320. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1707J, rare. S-M22; KM-47; CT-736. 24.11 grams. Very bold date, full oMJ, good cross, partial

shield, About Fine with lots of toning. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $300-$450.

321. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1708J, rare, ex-1715 318. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (170)4L, rare. S-M21a; Fleet. S-M22; KM-47; CT-737. 25.30 grams. Very bold date and mintmark,

KM-47; CT-734. 26.26 grams. Full assayer L and 4 of date, the shield and

crown and cross nearly full but with old scratches, About Fine overall. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of September 2003, with original lot-tag #467 (tag trimmed). Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $300-$450.

nearly full shield and cross on a thick and solid flan with only very light surface corrosion and attractive toning. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $350-$500.

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322. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1709J, rare. S-M22; KM-47; CT-738. 26.97 grams. Very bold full 170 of date (the 9 clear too)

plus full oMJ, most of shield, excellent full cross, curious emperor penguin-shaped flan, lightly toned Fine+. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of May 1988, with original lot-tag #932. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $350-$500.

323. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)10(J), rare, ex1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-47; CT-unl. 23.77 grams. Large, odd-shaped flan

with lacuna on reverse, the 10 of the date full and clear and with most of cross, some of shield despite light to moderate surface corrosion and dark spots. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $200-$300.

325. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1712J, ex-1715 Fleet,

ex-Ullian. S-M22; KM-47; CT-741. 25.96 grams. Large but mostly flat flan, the struck-up portions showing a full date and very bold full oMJ, no corrosion but some dark encrustation. From the 1715 Fleet, with original Real Eight Co. certificate signed by Lou Ullian. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $250-$375.

326. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)12(J), ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-47; CT-741. 25.35 grams. Bold mintmark, clear bottom

half of date, but main feature is that it is uncleaned, dark on the surfaces but with significant areas of white encrustation, very neat. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #692. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $200-$300.

324. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1711J, ex-1715 Fleet.

S-M22; KM-47; CT-739. 24.53 grams. Bold full date and oMJ, good cross, solid flan with some surface oxidation but also with natural, arc-shaped lamination to bottom-left of cross that harbors light encrustation. From the 1715 Fleet, with (generic) Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) certificate. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $300-$450.

327. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1713J, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-47; CT-742. 26.37 grams. Very bold full date and oMJ,

good cross, minimal surface corrosion but much peripheral flatness (broad flan), patchy light toning. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $350-$500.

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331. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1715J, ex-1715 328. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (171)4(J), early style. Fleet, ex-Lozano. S-M22; KM-47; CT-744. 25.09 grams. Elongated Long, rectangular flan with full but doubled shield and cross, clear 4 of date (the decade identified by style of shield), deep toning, two tiny chopmarks on cross side, Fine+ overall. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $350-$500.

S-M22; KM-47; CT-743. 26.97 grams.

flan with very bold full 15 of date (impressive and desirable thus), nearly full shield and cross, light corrosion on cross side, dappled toning. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate, and pedigreed to the collection of Alberto Lozano. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

329. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)714(J), new style, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-47; CT-743. 25.87 grams. Bold date, small shield 332. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer and denomination 8, most of cross, broad flan with peripheral flatness, J, ex-1715 Fleet, ex-Kip Wagner. S-M22; KM-47. 25.45 grams. deeply toned, very light surface corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction Very bold full oMJ, thick and solid flan with minimal surface corlot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $250-$375. rosion, deeply toned. From the 1715 Fleet, with original Real Eight Co. certificate signed by Kip Wagner. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

330. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)714J, new style, ex-1715 Fleet.

Clear date and oMJ, small shield and (full) cross, stippled toning over surface pitting. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2003, with original lot-tag #362 (tag trimmed). Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $250-$375. S-M22; KM-47; CT-743. 24.39 grams.

333. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-1715 Fleet. KM-47. 26.48 grams. Small, thick flan

with good cross, some shield and crown, clear mintmark, no corrosion, spotty toning. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #438. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

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338. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1708J, rare, ex-1715 Fleet, ex-Treasure Salvors. S-M22; KM-40; CT-1015. 11.43 grams.

334. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-1715 Fleet. KM-47. 20.30 grams. Broad flan with decent

Incredibly bold full date and oMJ, nearly full cross, rest of coin weak but with only light surface corrosion, nicely toned. From the 1715 Fleet, with generic Treasure Salvors certificate hand-signed by Mel Fisher, pedigree to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #545. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $600-$900.

centers but peripheral flatness, some flaky corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin, with original “Sunken Treasure Museum” sticker on old flip. Estimate: $100-$150.

335. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (uncleaned as found), ex-1715 Fleet. 27.29 grams. Looks solid and uncorroded

but 100% of the surface is covered with green encrustation, just a hint of the cross peeking through. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $200-$300.

339. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1709J, rare, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-40; CT-unl. 11.63 grams. Nearly full date and oMJ (the mintmark small and particularly bold), much flatness and thinning from corrosion but solid overall and lightly toned. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $350-$500.

336. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (uncleaned

340. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (1)710J, rare, ex-

as found), ex-1715 Fleet. 27.02 grams. Some cross visible but entire

1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-40; CT-unl. 13.36 grams. Clear bottom half of

shield side coated in green encrustation, very neat. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $200-$300.

337. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (uncleaned

10 of date, bold oM mintmark, nice partial shield and cross despite usual peripheral flatness, attractively toned and corrosion-free. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $250-$375.

341. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1711J, rare, ex-1715

as found), ex-1715 Fleet. 26.83 grams. Dark brown surfaces with

Fleet. S-M22; KM-40; CT-1016. 12.53 grams. Full oMJ and 11 of date, nice

green encrustation and little shell bits, some shield (Philip V) and cross peeking through. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $200-$300.

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full cross-lions-castles and nearly full shield, all well detailed despite light surface corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $200-$300.


342. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1712J, rare, ex-1715 346. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1714J, ex-1715 Fleet.

Fleet.

Full date and oMJ, good cross, some shield, virtually uncorroded but with some peripheral flatness. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $250-$375. S-M22; KM-40; CT-1017. 12.94 grams.

S-M22; KM-40; CT-1019. 13.11 grams. Super-bold full date and oM, most of shield (off-center) and nice full cross (well centered) on a roundish, solid flan (no corrosion) with contrasting toning in crevices, a real beauty! From the 1715 Fleet, with our photo-certificate. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $400-$600.

343. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1713/2/1J, unique,

347. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1715J, ex-1715 Fleet.

ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-unl (40 for type); CT-unl. 12.66 grams. Very full

S-M22; KM-40; CT-1020. 12.90 grams. Bold

full date and oMJ on a solid, roundish flan with a couple blunted points, full shield and nearly full cross (both a bit weakly struck), the latter (only) with spots of dark oxidation, attractively toned, popular as the date of the wreck. From the 1715 Fleet, with our photo-certificate. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

and bold date with clear 3/2/1 overdate (the only example we can trace), full oMJ, most of cross (off-center), minimal surface corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #704. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $350-$500.

344. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1713J, ex-1715 Fleet,

ex-Goodpaster. S-M22; KM-40; CT-1018. 12.11 grams. Full but crude date and oMJ, most of cross with shallow natural lacuna in center, parts of edge crude but no surface corrosion, deeply toned. Pedigreed to the Karl H. Goodpaster collection (our Auction #7, with original lot-tag #536). Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $125-$200.

as found), ex-1715 Fleet. 13.70 grams. Typically encrusted with

345. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1714/3(J), very

349. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1709J, rare. S-M22;

rare, ex-1715 Fleet.

S-M22; KM-unl (40 for type); CT-unl. 10.50 grams.

Very broad, thin flan with very bold full date (the overdate mostly deduced from the angled base of the 4), nearly full shield and cross despite moderate corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #444. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

348. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales “greenie� (uncleaned

green debris over dark brown surfaces, with clear mintmark and just enough detail peeking through to identify Philip V and possibly a date (need to clean it to find out!), solid and probably uncorroded. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $100-$150.

KM-unl (35 for type); CT-unl. 6.92 grams. Very bold full oMJ and 17 of date followed by clear but weaker 09, gorgeous full cross and most of shield, VF with elegant toning all over. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $200-$300.

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350. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1711J, “cabo de

barra” (end-piece), ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-35; CT-unl. 6.33 grams.

Neat half-moon shape due to being the last piece cut from the end of the silver strap used to make blanks, the straight(ish) cut side with sharp points at either end, full but weak date and oMJ, no corrosion, mostly deeply toned. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

354. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, (17)15/4(J), very

rare. S-M22; KM-unl (35 for type); CT-unl. 6.76 grams. Full 15 of date with clear 5/4 (the only example we can trace), most of cross, some shield and crown (peripherally flat), lightly toned Fine. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $200-$300.

355. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1715J, ex-1715 Fleet.

351. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1712J, ex-1715 Fleet.

S-M22; KM-35; CT-unl. 5.68 grams. Off-center obverse with 100% full date and oMJ, the cross bold and better centered, light to moderate surface corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $125-$200.

S-M22; KM-35; CT-1260. 6.80 grams. Odd and indescribable shape with round, protruding tail (whale or snail?), with full oM and bold bottom half of date, nice cross and nearly full shield, 100% corrosion-free but with a couple spots of dark “horn silver” on reverse, an appealing coin in many ways but especially as the date of the wreck. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $400-$600.

356. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1698(L), very rare,

352. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1713J, ex-1715 Fleet.

Good cross, bold 3 of date, most of shield, no corrosion, uneven toning. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lottag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

S-M22; KM-35; CT-unl. 6.42 grams.

ex-1715 Fleet. S-M21; KM-unl (29 for type); CT-unl. 2.24 grams. Very bold full date despite moderate corrosion and dark spots, most of shield and cross in evidence, first example we can trace and notably missing in the State of Florida collection (which in fact has no Mexican 1698’s of any denomination). From the 1715 Fleet, with Fisher photo-certificate #98-616. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $100-$150.

353. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1714J, ex-1715

Fleet. S-M22; KM-35; CT-unl. 6.13 grams. Very full and bold date, clear oMJ, most of cross (new style), deeply toned, slightly thinned from corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

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357. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, (1)704L, very rare,

ex-1715 Fleet. S-M21a; KM-30; CT-1561. 2.77 grams. Elongated flan with full 04 of date (missing in the State of Florida collection) above oM mintmark, choice full cross, darkly toned with light surface corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #573. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $200-$300.

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358. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, (170)6/4(J/L), unique, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-unl (30 for type); CT-unl. 2.51 grams. Curious shape (triangle with curved sides, sharp points) with full 6/4 of date (the

only example we have seen), much crown and shield, off-center cross, no corrosion but some spots of dark oxidation. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #715, and to our Auction #8, with original lot-tag #888. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $100-$150.

359. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1707J, rare. S-M22; KM-30; CT-1564. 2.22 grams. Small, worn flan (VG) with clear date and full oMJ, good full cross, lightly toned. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $100-$150. 360. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1710J, rare, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-30; CT-1567. 2.95 grams. Bold full date, good cross, roundish flan with light surface corrosion, no toning. From the 1715 Fleet.

Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

361. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1711J, rare, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-30; CT-1568. 3.23 grams.

Triangular flan with three points (two of them blunted), bold date and mintmark, good cross, lightly toned and 100% corrosion-free. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

362. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, (17)12(J), ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-30; CT-1569. 2.14 grams.

Bold 12 of date, decent cross despite thinning from moderate corrosion (edge a bit ragged), no toning. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #459. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $100-$150.

363. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1714J, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-30; CT-1571. 3.35 grams. Very bold date and oM, good full cross, some flatness but no corrosion, lightly toned. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

364. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1714J, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-30; CT-1571. 3.19 grams. Full but partially weak date and oMJ, nearly full crown (new style), good full cross (old style), no corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $125-$200.

365. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, (171)5(J), ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-30; CT-1572. 3.05 grams. Full 5 of date plus most of shield, about half of cross (otherwise flat), no corrosion, toned, desirable as the date of the wreck. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

366. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1687(L), very rare, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M21; KM-unl (23 for Full date (missing in the State of Florida collection), partial monogram and cross on a long, pointed flan with patchy dark toning, minimal corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet, with Sedwick certificate from 2003. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

type); CT-unl. 1.83 grams.

367. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1702(L), rare. S-M21a; KM-24; CT-1702. 1.61 grams. Small

flan with full and clear date and oM, nearly full crown, most of cross, deeply toned Fine. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $125-$200.

368. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1703/2L, very rare, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M21a; KM-unl (24 for

type); CT-unl. 1.43 grams. Rectangular flan with full oML below clear 3/2 of date (the only example we know of )(, clear P of monogram, full cross, no corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $100-$150.

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369. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1703L, rare, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M21a; KM-24; CT-1703. 1.25

grams. Full date (missing in the State of Florida collection) and oML, nearly full monogram and slightly off-center cross, no corrosion but much gray encrustation in crevices. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

370. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1706(J), rare, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-24; CT-1819. 1.67 grams. Very full and bold date (nothing else visible on that side), well-centered cross on a small, somewhat

triangular flan with minimal surface pitting only. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

371. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (17)07J, rare, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-24; CT-1820. 1.55

grams. Bold 07 of date, full oMJ next to P of monogram, nearly full cross, no corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $125-$200.

372. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1708J, rare, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-24; CT-1821. 1.21

grams. Bold full date and oMJ despite flatness and light surface corrosion, dark all over (uncleaned as found). From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $125-$200.

373. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1709J, rare, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-24; CT-1822. 1.70 grams. Squarish flan with bold monogram and mintmark, clear date, nearly full cross, light surface corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $125-$200.

374. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (1)710J, rare, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-24; CT-1823. 1.63

grams. Roundish flan with bold mintmark, full 10 of date, not much cross and monogram due to flat strike, no corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $100-$150.

375. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (1)711(J), ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-24; CT-1824. 1.48 grams. Squarish flan with very bold full 11 of date, good cross, some crown, clear oM, minimal surface corrosion, lightly toned. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $125-$200.

376. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1712(J), ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-24; CT-1825. 1.57 grams.

Most of date above full mintmark, most of crown and P of monogram, good but off-center cross, all on a squarish flan with no corrosion, lightly toned. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $100-$150.

377. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (1)713/2J, very rare, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-unl (24 for type); CT-unl. 1.54 grams. Odd-shaped flan with full date showing a clear 3/2 (the only example we can trace), good full cross, some bold monogram, no corrosion, toned fields. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $150-$225.

378. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (171)4J (new style), ex-1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-24; CT-1827. 1.67 grams. Full monogram and mintmark, most of 4 of date, off-center cross, light surface corrosion with

some dark areas. From the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $100-$150.

379. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (1)715(J), rare, ex-1715 Fleet, ex-Real Eight (Ullian).

Bold full 15 of date above full but weak crown, nearly full cross despite flatness, minimal surface corrosion, toned all over, desirable as the date of the wreck. From the 1715 Fleet, with original Real Eight Co. certificate signed by Lou Ullian. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-M22; KM-24; CT-1828. 1.37 grams.

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Charles-Joanna, “Early Series” 380. Mexico City, Mexico, 4

reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Latin) at bottom between pillars, motto :PLVSV: in rounded panel, NGC XF 45. Nesmith-6/6c type; CT-71

type; S-M1. Lovely example of Latin R with clear overstrikes (D/retrograde N in INDIARVM and O/L in KAROLVS), complete legends and interiors, beautiful toning overall. NGC #3157787-010. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

381. Mexico City, Mexico, 4

reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P over erased R (Latin) at bottom between pillars, motto •PLVS• in rhomboid panel, rare, NGC XF 45. Nesmith-6 for type under Assayer R; CT-70 type; S-M4. Unique variety of shield/

pillars combination with a rhomboid panel containing dots in two corners minted under Assayer P using carryover of dies from Assayer R (of which several are known), a key piece for any serious Charles-Joanna collector, particularly those who appreciate the few coins that show the transition from one assayer to the next (something that was unknown to Nesmith). A fine example with readable legends and interiors, darkly toned. NGC #3703895-007. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

383. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early

382. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (M-P), rightleaning panel, NGC XF 40. Nesmith-26 for type; CT-75 type; S-M4. Rarer

variety of M-P, with right-leaning panel, of the later HISPANIARM type, small crack at about 6 o’clock, deeply toned with clear legends. NGC #3075389-016. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (M-P), leftleaning panel, HISPANIARET in legend, NGC AU 50. Ne-

smith-26 for type; CT-74 type; S-M4. A well-toned, deeply struck example of an early P transitional design with spelling errors of HISPANIARET (transitioning from HISPANIE ET to HISPANIARVM ET) and REGE/X (transitioning from REG to REX) and only found on coins with M-P and a left-leaning panel, the coin also bearing unusual ornaments between letters on both obverse and reverse, four-petaled flowers (obverse) and cross potents with annulets in each corner (reverse), a high grade for any coin of this series. NGC #3157790-016. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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384. Mexico City, Mexico, 4

reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (M-P), left-leaning panel, denomination 4 over rotated 4, NGC XF 40. Nesmith-26 for type; CT-74

type; S-M4. One

of only six known with the denomination 4 punched over rotated 4 and one of only two known in this particular variety, unusual ornaments (eight-petaled flowers) between letters on pillars side, of the later HISPANIARVM variety, and pleasingly toned with full legends and interior, an important piece for any CharlesJoanna collector or collector of error coins. NGC #3157789-009. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

385. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (M-P), leftleaning panel, lower-left lion punched over castle, NGC XF 45. Nesmith-26 for type; CT-74 type; S-M4. One of three coins known (all

386. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer G, NGC XF 45. Nesmith-11 for type/11a; CT-69 type;

S-M2. Unusual and rare type of ornament at the end of the legend on pillars side (double vertical lozenges) paired with a unique combination of ornaments on the shield side (lozenges between words and an eight-petaled flower at the end), small overstrikes on each side at the end of the legend, full legends and interiors. NGC #3703895-008. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

P) with bottom left lion punched over a castle on the shield side and unique in this particular variety, of the later HISPANIARVM type, the strike a little flat but with full legends and interiors, another important coin for Charles-Joanna collectors or collectors of error coins. NGC #3703896-003. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Charles-Joanna, “Late Series”

387. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A), NGC AU 58. Nesmith-58 type; CT-79; S-M6. Well-struck large flan with full

legends and interiors, small flan-crack visible only on shield side. NGC #3909578-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

388. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A), NGC AU 55. Nesmith-58 type; CT-79; S-M6. 13.35 grams. Full legends and

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interiors with small amount of corrosion on shield side, otherwise problem-free. NGC #4427728-082. Estimate: $600-$900.


389. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to right, mintmark M to left (M-R). Nesmith-68; CT-155; S-M7. Decent example of a rare assayer-denom-

ination-mintmark/assayer combination, full interiors with slight doubling on shield. Estimate: $200-$300.

390. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A to right,

mintmark M to left (M-A). Nesmith-56; CT-136; S-M6. Shiny and well toned, mostly full legends and interiors with some corrosion in legends. Estimate: $125-$200.

391. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer S to right, mintmark M to left (M-S), rare. Nesmith-76; CT-110; S-M8. Only variety of this assayer and denomination (no known S-M) and more common than higher denominations but a good example from the rarest assayer of the “Late Series” coinage, almost full legends, clear interiors, well toned. Estimate: $500-$750.

392. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M), NGC AU 55. Nesmith-80d; CT-143; S-M9. Detailed shield and pillars, legends somewhat weak but with full CAROLUS, quite lustrous and high grade. NGC #4736235-001. Estimate: $150-$225.

393. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, o to left, mintmark oMo in middle (o-oMo-L), motto P-LV-S. Nesmith-87; CT-179; S-M9.

1.45 grams. Nice full details (legends about 90%) with attractively contrasting toning, VF. Estimate:

$250-$375.

Shield Type

394. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 161(?)F. S-M17; KM-44.3. 25.75 grams. Choice full shield and cross, full oMF and denomination 8,

bottom tips of 161 of date, crude edge (as made, with a couple splits), well-detailed XF with light old scratches on high points. Estimate: $250-$375.

395. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible (F). KM-44.3. 27.01 grams. Choice full shield and cross, XF with

light scratches all over, rounder flan than most. Estimate: $200-$300.

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399. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 165(?)P. S-M19; KM-45.

396. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652/1P, Cayón Plate

Coin, NGC VF 30. S-M19; KM-45; CT-352. 26.01 grams. Impressively

full and bold date, full but weaker oMP, good full cross and shield on a rather broad flan with minute surface pitting (salvaged), attractively toned. Plate Coin #107 in Cayón’s Las Monedas Espanolas (p. 705), also pedigreed to the Cayón auction of July 2016, with original lot-tag and card #682. NGC #4484629-004. Estimate: $350-$500.

26.57 grams. Broad, roundish flan with full 165 of date outside of full and bold oMP, full shield and cross, weak peripheries with (on the reverse) two small test-punches, very light surface oxidation, toned in crevices. From an unidentified Dutch wreck off Tuban, Indonesia, with photo-certificate, pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of September 2008 (lot #1418). Estimate: $150-$225.

397. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1653/2P, NGC VF details / rev counterstamp damage. S-M19; KM-45; CT-357. 27.11

grams. Typical urn-shaped flan with 100% full and bold date and oMP,

full cross and shield, lightly brown-toned with black streaks on cross side, which also bears one tiny chopmark near center as from circulation in Asia. Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of July 2016, with original lot-tag and card #684. NGC #2811282-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

400. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)71(G), “cabo

de barra” (end-piece), rare. S-M20; KM-46; CT-unl. 26.57 grams. Cool shape terminating in a rounded point opposite a straight cut (near small edge-split) as from the end of the strap used to make planchets, with much typical flatness but some shield and cross and clear oM mintmark and 71 of date, nicely toned Fine. Estimate: $175-$250.

401. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer

398. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)57P. S-M19; KM-

not visible, ex-Pasay Hoard. KM-46. 27.29 grams. Lightly toned VG with much flatness but most of shield and cross, full denomination 8, but most interesting feature is a tiny, natural protuberance in the edge that makes the coin (when held upside-down) look like a fat bird with tiny beak. Estimate: $200-$300.

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45; CT-365. 26.23 grams. Bold 7 of date above very bold full oMP, full shield and cross despite flat areas, deeply toned, surface oxidation on cross side only as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $150-$225.

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402. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible “cabo de barra” (end-piece).

404. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer

KM-46. 26.49 grams.

Very long shape with one end round and the other cut straight (as from the end of the silver strap used to make blanks), with nearly full shield and cross and some crown but the rest flat, lightly toned VG. Estimate: $125-$200.

not visible, cross side struck from 4R die (unique).

most of shield and crown, full cross of much smaller diameter (4R die), darkly toned Fine. Estimate: $125-$200.

403. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, “cabo de barra” (end-piece).

KM-46. 27.59 grams.

Very thick, long narrow flan with one round end and the other cut (as from the end of the silver strap used to make blanks), with nice cross and most of shield, lightly toned About Fine. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-46.

25.79 grams. Long flan with two cut ends and one side humped, with

405. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1710J, rare. S-M22;

KM-47; CT-unl. 26.77 grams. Choice full date and oMJ next to most of shield, nice full cross-lions-castles, Fine, interesting shape that looks like the head of a blue jay (bird). Estimate: $500-$750.

406. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1712J. S-M22; KM-47; CT741. 26.97 grams. Good full cross and most of shield (bold), full oMJ, weak but certain date, attractively toned Fine. Estimate: $400-$600.

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407. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1715J, NGC XF details / plugged, repaired. S-M22; KM-R47; CT-711.

27.11 grams. Mexican Royal 8 reales are among the rarest and most desirable Spanish colonial coins, and this date 1715 is particularly rare and

sought in light of the shipwreck disaster of that year (die-match with Lázaro #70, rated R3). Like all the Royals of after 1714, this piece has 100% perfect details (some believe they were machine-struck), with no flatness or doubling or centering issues, with precise medallic alignment. The fields are toned, with some tooling, particularly at 6 o’clock where an old hole was expertly repaired, but in all other respects this piece is choice and worthy of the finest collections. NGC #4495919-001. Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

408. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)715J. S-M22; KM-47; CT-744. 25.74 grams. Full 15 of date (with old scratch near the top of the

5) and oM mintmark, some shield and most of cross, peripherally flat with low-contrast toning, interesting large shape with five cut edges (one blunted). Estimate: $250-$375.

409. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730F, rare. S-M26;

KM-unl (47a for type); CT-757. 26.86 grams. Thick, squarish flan with bold full 30 of date, full mintmark and some shield and cross, choice full cross-lions-castles, top of assayer certain (rare for this first date), VF with peripheral flatness. Estimate: $200-$300.

410. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731/0F/G, rare, with chopmark as from circulation in Asia. S-M26; KM-unl (47a

for type); CT-unl. 26.32 grams. Very bold full date and oMF with clear 1/0 and F/G, nearly full cross and shield with contrastingly dark fields, bold chopmark at bottom of cross (either a four-petal incuse or a cross inside a box) and light graffiti in flat areas on both sides (“250” on obverse), Fine. Estimate: $175-$250.

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415. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O 411. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731F. S-M26; KM-47a; below denomination IIII to right, mintmark oM to left. S-M11; CT-762. 27.26 grams. Full 731 of date with the 1 deeply punched into an erased area, also full oMF and most of shield, full but off-center cross, flat peripheries, odd-shaped flan with the edge cut and beveled in five places, Fine+. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-36; CT-336. 12.63 grams. Typically broad, round flan with nearly full

legends and crown and fine details, a couple weak spots (especially in centers), toned AU with light surface pitting. Estimate: $125-$200.

416. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below denomination IIII to right, mintmark oM to left.

412. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732/1F. S-M26; KM-47a;

S-M11; KM-36; CT-336. 11.60 grams. Well-detailed full shield with bold mintmark, full cross-and-tressure, bold king’s ordinal II in legend, XF with toning in crevices, light surface oxidation. Estimate: $125-$200.

CT-763. 26.29 grams. Bold

full oMF and 732 of date, off-center shield and cross, peripherally flat, with surface corrosion and encrustation in crevices as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $150-$225.

417. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (1)657P. S-M19; KM38; CT-713. 13.31 grams. Deeply toned with very light surface oxidation

413. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, with chop-

mark as from circulation in Asia.

S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 26.70 grams. Thick flan with full date and oMF, good full cross, large Chinese

(probably salvaged, otherwise Fine), with bold 57 of date, full oMP, good full cross, very scarce. Estimate: $200-$300.

chopmark on reverse and tiny ring-shaped chop outside date, About Fine with contrasting toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

418. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Charles II, assayer 414. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F. S-M26; KM-47a;

CT-764. 27.02 grams. Thick flan with flat peripheries (otherwise VF) but very bold full oMF and clear date, good full cross, nice (dark) toning, small spot of verdigris. Estimate: $150-$225.

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G. S-M20; KM-39. 10.02 grams. Bold full assayer G (scarce) outside most of shield, nearly full cross, VG with peripheral flatness and verdigris around assayer, crude edge (small pieces broken off long ago). Estimate: $125-$200.


419. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1731/0F, with chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. S-M26; KM-40a; CT-1028. 12.93

423. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1610/09F, rare. S-M17;

cross, very dark AVF with three odd crescent-shaped chops in center of shield. Estimate: $150-$225.

ripheries except for date, which shows a clear 161/0 with a presumed final digit of 9/0, choice full oMF, well-detailed shield and excellent full cross, attractively toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-27.2; CT-452. 3.52 grams. Broad flan in nice grade (XF) with flat pe-

grams. Squarish flan with bold full date and oMF, nearly full shield and

420. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1731F. S-M26; KM-40a; 424. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, (161)9/8D/F, rare, with El Salvador arms countermark (Type V, 1868) on shield. S-M18;

CT-1029. 10.68 grams. Bold full date and oMF, neat elongated flan, Fine+

KM-unl (27.2 for type); CT-unl. 3.35 grams. Broad flan with great full cross,

details but darkly toned and somewhat oxidized all over. Estimate: $150-$225.

nearly full shield with weak but certain countermark, bold oMD/F to left inside a very weak date with tail of 9 visible, toned Fine with flat peripheries. Estimate: $100-$150.

425. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1731F.

S-M26; KM-30;

Attractive VF with full date and oMF, vibrant rainbow toning, partial shield and nearly full cross, small natural edge split. Estimate: $125-$200. CT-1587. 3.35 grams.

421. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1732F. S-M26; KM-40a; Full and bold date and oMF, squarish flan with much peripheral flatness and very light surface oxidation (salvaged, otherwise Fine). Estimate: $125-$200.

CT-1031. 12.79 grams.

426. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1670(G), very rare.

422. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer F below mintmark oM to left, o to right, very rare. S-M12; KM-unl

S-M20; KM-unl (23 for type); CT-809. 1.43 grams. Full 670 of date, nearly full cross on a broad thin flan, About Fine. Estimate: $125-$200.

(26 for type); CT-unl (cf 641). 3.28 grams. Full cross and shield and crown in the style of the end of Philip II (time of the F-oD issues), with clear oMF to left and bold o to right (the only example we can trace), About Fine with slightly patchy toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

427. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (16)95(L), very rare. Full and clear 95 of date above oM mintmark, nice full cross and C of monogram, also most of crown, AXF with light toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

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S-M21; KM-23; CT-820. 1.17 grams.

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Lima Silver Cobs Early Pillars Type 428. Lima, Peru, 4 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rinc贸n) to left, motto PLVSV-LT, legend HISPAN / NIARVM. S-L1; KM-10.1; CT-312. 12.88 grams. Bold full central details and much bold legend on a broad, round flan with nice toning, light surface oxidation, otherwise VF. Estimate: $500-$750.

429. Lima, Peru, 4 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rinc贸n) to left, motto PL-

VSV-LT, legend ISPA / NIARVM. S-L1; KM-10.1; CT-309. 13.14 grams. Full and bold but off-center pillars, full and better-centered but weaker shield, much legend, toned Fine+ with minor surface oxidation. Estimate: $500-$750.

430. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rinc贸n) to left, motto PLVSV-L, legend HISPA / NIARVM. S-L1; KM-8; CT-481. 6.27 grams. Good full shield and pillars-and-waves, much bold legend, attractively toned VF with very light surface oxidation. Estimate: $400-$600.

431. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rinc贸n) to right (rare),

motto PL-VSV-L, legend HISPA / NIARVM. S-L1; KM-8; CT-484. 6.21 grams. Very broad flan with lots of legend and one small edge-split, full inner details (shield bold), Fine+ with surface oxidation on pillars side only, spots of toning, clear assayer to right. Estimate: $400-$600.

Shield Type

432. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la 433. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de Torre, P-8 (flat-top) to left, *-oD to right. S-L4; KM-14; CT-147.

27.21 grams. An absolutely gorgeous coin exemplifying the pinnacle of

cob design, with all legends and inner details full and choice, XF+ for grade and with lovely rich toning all over, also a scarcer variety with flat-top 8 for denomination. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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la Torre, P-8 to left, *-oD to right. S-L4; KM-14; CT-146. 27.29 grams. Bold and gorgeous XF with lovely toning all over, complete and well-struck legends and inner details, similar to the previous lot in quality but with minute differences in die details (one less fleur in Burgundy, for example) in addition to the denomination. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.


434. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, as- 435. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, 436. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real,

sayer Diego de la Torre, *-ii to left, P-oD/X to right, rare, NGC VF 20. S-L4; KM-9; CT-unl. Superb

full cross-and-tressure and shield, much legend and cross, deeply toned all over, the all-important oD/X quite clear (also note the high placement of the star above the denomination to left), late-style reverse from well into the Diego de la Torre period. NGC #2783122-002. Estimate: $350-$500.

assayer Diego de la Torre, oD to left, * to right, P below monogram (rare), PCGS VF35. S-L4; KM-unl (5 for type); CT-unl. Full inner

details and crown, nearly full legends, toned on fields, rare variety with P at bottom (missing in Sellschopp, and in fact we can trace no other examples, mostly because 1/2R do not come up often as single lots). PCGS #60030624. Estimate: $150-$225.

Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-* flanking castle. S-L4; KM-2; CT-767. 0.64 gram. Thin from corrosion but with bold full castle and lion, dark toning (good contrast), XF details. Pedigreed to the Ira and Larry Goldberg auction of February 2013 (lot #6091). Estimate: $200-$300.

“Star of Lima� Type

437. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V (Series II), Royal-die obverse (unique), with Guatemala sun-over-mountains coun-

termark (Type II, 1839) on cross, KM Plate Coin. S-L5; KM-18.1; CT-264. 27.19 grams. Fully round and with nearly full cross-side details, the pillars side weaker but actually matching a known Royal die (see lot #986 in our Auction 12), still with full crown, L-*-M and date, plus full PHILIPPVS, richly old-toned and no worse than VF grade, the countermark XF or better, with drilled hole at bottom of cross as would be expected for a presentation piece (many of which, somehow, ended up in Guatemala), a premium piece in any case. Plate Coin in Spain, Portugal and the New World (2002), by Krause-Mishler (and in other editions). Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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Pillars-and-Waves

441. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1714/3M, with Guatemala

sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839) on cross, ex-Americas. S-L20; KM-34; CT-636. 26.62 grams. Very choice full pillars

438. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1686R. S-L7; KM-24; CT-229. 26.81

grams. Broad flan with full and well-centered pillars, bold full cross (offcenter), (CA)ROLVS in legend, two bold mintmarks and assayers, one bold date and part of another, richly toned VF with tiny edge-split. Estimate: $350-$500.

with bold date and assayer and both mintmarks, also curious five-dot ornament at top, the cross also choice and nearly full with hole at top and deep countermark (AVF) at bottom, richly toned AVF with three tiny edge-splits, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Americas Collection (Kagin’s auction of August 1983), with original lot-tag #1041. Estimate: $500-$750.

439. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1692V. S-L10; KM-24; CT-235. 26.67

grams. Bold full date and denomination on well-centered pillars side, good full cross-lions-castles (slightly off-center), peripheries flat, VF with patchy toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

442. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1741V. S-L22; KM-34a; CT-665. 27.31 grams. Bold full date and denomination plus both assayers clear on

pillars side, bold (nearly full) cross, VF with typically flat peripheries, patchy dark toning. Estimate: $350-$500.

440. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1709M, with Guatemala sun- 443. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1742V.

S-L22; KM-34a; CT-666.

over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839) on cross. S-L18; KM-34; CT-632. 26.84 grams. Good full pillars (well-centered) with crude

27.29 grams. Thick, round flan with bold full date and denomination

old hole at top, nearly full cross with deep and choice countermark (AU+) to left, overall toned Fine with edge-crack, two clear assayers and mintmarks. Estimate: $250-$375.

between pillars (assayer V also clear), bold but incomplete cross due to typical peripheral flatness, the struck-up parts clearly high grade (XF or better). Estimate: $350-$500.

444. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1746V, rare. S-L22; KM-34a; CT-670.

26.85 grams. Technically XF but with about 60% peripheral flatness, leaving just the centers, fortunately showing clearly the tops of the digits of the date (first we have offered and only the second we have seen) on the pillars side and assayer V to left of cross, lightly toned all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

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445. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1696, assayer oH, very rare. S-L13; KM-21; CT-570. 5.85 grams.

Well-detailed but slightly off-center Fine+ (inexplicably underweight) with full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, full CAROLVS II in legend (with tiny hole in the R, equating to the bottom of the pillars on the other side, opposite a small edge-crack at top), two dates, but most important feature is the full and clear assayer oH to right of cross, a variety of just this year and only in the 8R and 2R denominations. Estimate: $150-$225.

446. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales Royal (galano), 1722M, rare, ex-Santa Rosa. S-L20; KM-unl (R32 for type); CT-unl. 7.03 grams. Extremely

bold full details all over on a broad, round flan with nearly full legends showing backwards N’s, three dates and assayers, great full pillars and cross, beautifully toned fields, XF with crude hole to left of cross. Pedigreed to the Santa Rosa de Lima collection (our Auction 18, lot #576). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

447. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1726M. S-L20b; KM-32; CT-unl. 6.24

grams. Bold full cross and pillars, the latter with clear date and assayer

and mintmark, well-centered and attractively toned VF. Estimate: $125-$225.

448. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1739/8N. S-L21; KM-unl (32a for

type); CT-unl. 6.88 grams. Typically crude (unevenly thick) but high grade (XF), with nice light toning, full 739/8 between pillars and bold (AN)O 7 in legend, two partial assayers but both clearly N and not V. Estimate: $150-$225.

449. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, (1750)R, rare variety with 1E-style obverse (castle). S-L23; KM-A41; CT-633. 1.77 grams. Nearly full castle with bold full assayer R to right (flat below, where date would be), most of cross, VF with deeply toned fields, curious hybrid, one-year type that almost never comes choice. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Shield Type

Potosí Silver Cobs

450. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer L (1st period), rare. S-P3; KM-5.1; CT-140 (under Lima). 27.40 grams. The first three assayers of Potosí—R, M and L—are rare in the 8R denomination, but with L it is important to distinguish between the issues that came before assayer B and those that came after. In fact there are really three types of L if you consider that in the second period we have issues with L under an erased B on 1st-period B dies followed by newly-engraved dies for 2nd-period L (distinct from all the previous issues by having heavier, looser borders of dots). The issues of 1st-period L have deep tressure-dimples in the quadrants of the cross, whereas all later issues starting with B have shallower dimples. To date we have identified five different die-varieties for 1st-period L, none of which are shown in Sellschopp and only one of which is in Paoletti (his #52, which has different lions from the present specimen). It is natural to assume that the earliest issues are always the roundest, broadest and most evenly struck, but that is definitely not the case. This lot just happens to be exceptional, with 100% full legends and crown and inner details (enabling full die-detail examination), well centered and with almost no doubling, XF for wear with no toning but also no corrosion or other surface alteration (also perfect weight)—in short, the perfect coin! Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of March 1998 (lot #1461). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

451. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer L (1st

period), rare. S-P3; KM-5.1; CT-140 (under Lima). 26.32 grams. Choice full

shield with eight fleurs in three rows for Burgundy (previous lot has six fleurs in two rows, hence a different variety), full crown and some bold legend, the cross side much cruder with doubling and oxidation and old scratches, overall VF with nice toning. Pedigreed to our Auction #16 (lot #521) and to the Ponterio auction of August 1989 (Witte Museum, lot #1288). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

452. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st period), rare. S-P4; KM-5.1; CT-139 (under Lima). 26.46 grams. What dis-

tinguishes 1st-period B (which is rare) from later periods is the border of fine, tight dots separating the legends from inner details on each side, which this specimen shows clearly, also with bold ISPANI(ARVM) that appears to lack the H but based on the spacing we believe the H is just flat (compare with Paoletti #67 versus Sellschopp #38), the shield and cross being very choice and well detailed (great for die study), also with full crown and full P-B, all on a broad flan with peripheral flatness, AXF overall with some spotty toning. Pedigreed to the Christensen auction of April 1972, with original lot-tag #2117. Estimate: $500-$750.

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453. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st period), “heavy lions” variety, very rare. S-P4; KM-5.1; CT-139 (under

Lima). 27.08 grams. Within the confines of 1st-period B (fine, tight-dot borders) is this single issue with anomalous cross-side lions that do not appear on any other issues at any mint. While Sellschopp makes note of these lions as “strong passant lions” (his #155), he neglects to point out their uniqueness and in fact lumps them in with much later issues (3rd period) that have very different elements. The reason for this, we believe, is Sellschopp’s insistence that the concept of “Great Module” (broad flan) was characteristic of one certain issue of assayer B (in contradiction to die details). In any case, the present specimen is indeed quite broad (extending past the outside border on the cross side, in fact), with choice full inner details (great for die study) and nearly full crown and legends, VF+ with toning on fields, natural striking depression below assayer. Estimate: $500-$750.

456. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period). S-P6; KM-5.1. 27.39 grams. Broad flan (what Sellschopp called “Great Module”) with nearly full crown and legends, choice full inner details, the obverse slightly doubled but with lots of diagnostic elements for the advanced collector (Sellschopp #149), AXF with very light toning. Estimate: $350-$500.

457. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

454. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period). S-P6; KM-5.1. 27.33 grams. Choice full legends (broad flan, what

period), no fleurs (unique). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.16 grams. This unique piece (a variant of Sellschopp #157) is an error that speaks to the abundance of die-modifications that happened in 3rd-period B, to the point that the engraver simply forgot to punch in any fleurs in Burgundy on the right side of the shield (normally there would be anywhere from five to eight), the whole coin in fact great for study as all the inner details are full and choice, albeit with less legend than the “Great Modules” in the prior three lots, AXF with light toning all over. Estimate: $500-up.

Sellschopp described as “Great Module”) and crown and inner details on both sides, great for die study (same as Sellschopp #146 but a much nicer example!), AXF with lightly toned fields. Estimate: $350-$500.

458. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

455. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period). S-P6; KM-5.1. 27.16 grams. Very broad flan (what Sellschopp

referred to as “Great Module”) with full legends and crown, choice full inner details (matching Sellschopp #148), lightly toned AXF. Estimate: $350-$500.

period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 26.82 grams. As mentioned in the previous lot, this period was known for variation in the number of fleurs in Burgundy, and this example has seven (a variant of Sellschopp #157) very boldly visible within a choice full shield below full crown, with full P-B to left, the cross-lions-castles also choice, some legend, lightly toned AXF. Estimate: $350-$500.

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459. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd 462. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.12 grams. Same as above except eight fleurs (variant of Sellschopp #157), with much legend and great inner details except for slight doubling, AXF and nicely toned. Estimate: $350-$500.

460. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.37 grams. Variant of Sellschopp #158 with five fleurs in Burgundy, broad flan with crude legends, good inner details despite minor doubling and weak spots, VF+, mostly well toned. Estimate: $350-$500.

period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.12 grams. Die variety not listed in Sellschopp and Paoletti (new castle but transitional dots instead of commas in legend), lightly toned VF+ with much legend and choice detail on shield side, full cross-lions-castles with slightly weak spots due to concavity of strike. Estimate: $350-$500.

463. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.15 grams. Die variety not listed in Sellschopp and Paoletti (like Paoletti #70 but with bigger and fewer fleurs in Burgundy, the exact count uncertain due to doubling), choice XF with excellent inner details and much legends, small natural lacuna in edge. Estimate: $350-$500.

461. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.08 grams. Nice full shield and cross in XF grade with light toning, much legend, die details of Paoletti #78 (unlisted in Sellschopp). Estimate: $350-$500.

464. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 26.91 grams. Broad flan (in fact same diameter as what Sellschopp considered “Great Module” in earlier types) with bold legends and choice full crown and inner details, interesting apparent mix of castles on reverse (bottom-right castle very crude like Sellschopp #177 but top-left castle with four windows like Sellschopp #182), rather close to AU for grade. Estimate: $350-$500.

465. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 26.94 grams. Distinctive castles with large

door and four small windows like Sellschopp #183 (which is the same as #182 but with Flanders and Tirol transposed) but with six fleurs in Burgundy, full crown and some legend, nice but slightly double full inner details, VF with toning in crevices. Estimate: $350-$500.

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466. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd 469. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617M, denomination as

period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.33 grams. Possibly the finest known example of the crazy six-window castles that characterize Sellschopp #185, with very choice full inner details and some legend, full crown, AXF with toning in crevices. Estimate: $350-$500.

467. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A, PCGS AU58.

Very broad flan with full inner details and nearly full legends, lightly toned (low contrast) and with luster on cross side, choice grade and strike. PCGS #36323675. Estimate: $600-$900. S-P11; KM-5.1; CT-157. 27.57 grams

O-III-V, reverse legend rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise, rare. S-P19; KM-10; CT-129. 27.38 grams. Richly toned VF with full shield

next to bold denomination O-III-V, choice full cross with bold 161 of date (and consequent erasure of border) at about 8 o’clock, some flat areas. Estimate: $250-$375.

470. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619T, quadrants of cross

transposed. S-P21; KM-10; CT-134. 23.37 grams. Extremely bold crosslions-castles with full date in legend, full but corroded shield (likely from the Atocha of 1622 but without tag or certificate), also with small, round piece of edge missing (as made?), well toned. Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of July 2016, with original lot-tag and card #604. Estimate: $125-$200.

468. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A, error

denomination o-VIIII. S-P11; KM-5.1; CT-157. 26.55 grams. Gorgeous XF with contrasting toning all over, much legend and crown plus 100% full inner details including a very bold denomination with one extra I (o-VIIII), the assayer A slightly weak but overall top-notch for the grade. Estimate: $350-$500.

471. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)6(21-2)T, retrograde

mintmark, quadrants of cross transposed. S-P21; KM-10. 26.51 grams. Thick round flan with bold and well-detailed full shield and

cross-lions-castles (post-1620 lions), bold mintmark “q” (retrograde P), bold bottom half of 6 of date, well centered and lacking the usual weakness or crudeness of this period, corrosion-free XF with cleaned surfaces indicative of salvage from the Atocha (1622) but without Fisher tag or certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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472. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(26?)T, distinctive barbell ornament at end of legend, quadrants of cross transposed. S-P24; KM-19a; CT-464. 27.27 grams. Choice full shield (no weak

spots) with full •P•T• to left, full cross-lions-castles with doubling at top that places the barbell-shaped end-of-legend ornament prominently (matches Paoletti #170, which has a clear date 1626), the date on this coin cut off after a clear ANO 16, richly old-toned VF+. Estimate: $200-$300.

475. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1629T, fine-dot borders,

denomination 8, NGC XF 45. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-470. 26.6 grams.

Excellent full shield (peripherally doubled) and cross-lions-castles, clear date and assayer, lightly toned all over. NGC #4425884-005. Estimate: $350-$500.

476. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1630T, cross-fleury orna473. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (162)8P/T.

CT-469. 26.45 grams. Somewhat

S-P25; KM-19a;

oblong and uneven flan with full and well-detailed shield with bold P•P/T to left, full cross-lions-castles with nearly full 8 of date at top, attractively toned VF+. Estimate: $200-$300.

474. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)29T, heavy-dot border on obverse, fine-dot border on reverse. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-470.

26.84 grams. Squarish flan with choice full shield and cross despite some

doubling that curiously renders the date as “299,” AXF with very light toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

ments flanking denomination, PCGS XF40. CT-472. Choice

S-P26; KM-19a;

bold details all over with lovely rich toning, bold full 30 of date, full •P-T• and denomination x-8-x (the x’s actually small crosses-fleury), a lovely specimen to be sure. PCGS #60030622. Estimate: $500-$750.

477. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1640, assayer not visible (TR or FR), rare. KM-19a; CT-483. 26.88 grams. Full and clear date with particularly bold 0 (rare thus), also one nice lion and nearly full king’s name and ordinal but otherwise crude, Fine, with patchy black toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

478. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)645, assayer not visible.

KM-19a. 27.20 grams. Bold full date (rare thus), the cross and shield both full but crudely doubled, AVF with toned fields, peripheral flatness and small part of edge bent. Estimate: $250-$375.

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479. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)45(?)T. S-P30; KM-19a; CT-492. 26.49 grams. Broad flan with choice full shield and cross-lionscastles, rich toning (low contrast) with hint of green, full assayer T and penultimate digit 4 of date. Estimate: $200-$300.

482. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, no countermark (rare). S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 27.33 grams Broad flan with much legend

including clear date (very bold 0), choice full cross-and-tressure, full but doubled shield with full P-O to left and 8-O to right, nicely toned VF with hole at bottom of cross, rare as non-salvage and especially without revaluation countermark. Pedigreed to the Worldwide Coins of California auction of November 2006 (lot #262), and to our Auction #22 (lot #665). Estimate: $500-$750.

480. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer TR (large,

mid-1640s). S-P29; KM-19a. 27.23 grams. Excellent full shield with full P•TR to left, good but off-center cross with large, “furry” lions, VF. Estimate: $175-$250.

483. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st

period). S-P4; KM-4.2. 13.44 grams. Broad flan with much legend and

nearly full crown, choice full inner details, attractively toned VF, Sellschopp #39. Estimate: $300-$450.

481. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 164(?)Z, no countermark (rare). S-P34; KM-19a. 26.22 grams. Super full P-Z to left of full shield,

full but partially weak cross-lions-castles, partial date, lightly toned VF+ (rare as non-salvage, even rarer without revaluation countermark). Estimate: $200-$300.

484. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st period). S-P4; KM-4.2. 13.86 grams. A match with Sellschopp #48, this

variety of 1st-period B with “flat” lions on the cross side (an aspect of assayers R, M and 1st-period L) is not (yet) known in 8R. Also, curiously, the mintmark P is tiny and is probably the same punch used on all the lower denominations associated with this variety. The crosslions-castles and shield on this piece are choice and well defined, but the peripheries (legend) are somewhat weak and bear a plugged hole at the top. VF with black toning around details. Estimate: $175-$250.

485. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-4.2. 13.45 grams. Very broad flan (slightly out-ofround) with much legend and crown, choice full inner details (matching Sellschopp #159), AXF with spots of light toning in crevices. Estimate: $250-$375.

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486. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not vis- 490. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st ible (1620s), 2R-sized castles in cross (unique). KM-17. 13.38

grams. Very thick, round flan with bold full crown and shield and cross, the latter with tiny castles (meant for 2R) and “greyhound-like” lions (per Sellschopp #454), AVF with good contrast from dark toning in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

487. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st

period).

S-P4; KM-3.2. 6.80 grams. Low-contrast VF with good full cross and shield (the latter slightly doubled), clear P-B and full crown, mostly well toned with a few tiny black spots, strong die-polish lines in quadrants of cross, a match with Sellschopp #47. Pedigreed to the Almanzar auction of November 1981 (lot #1569). Estimate: $125-$200.

period). S-P4; KM-3.2. 6.81 grams. Bold full P-B to left of good full shield below nearly full crown, choice full cross-lions-castles with “flat” lions per Sellschopp #49, richly old-toned AVF. Estimate: $125-$200.

491. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer C under erased B/L, rare. S-P5; KM-3.2. 6.58 grams. Broad flan with much legend and full crown, nice full shield and cross (“flat” lions), bold P-erasure-C (missing in Sellschopp, who considered this issue to be La Plata), AVF with tiny spots of encrustation and verdigris. Pedigreed to the Swiss Bank Corp. auction of September 1997, with original lot-tag #1798. Estimate: $400-$600.

492. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd 488. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st period). S-P4; KM-3.2. 6.90 grams. Richly old-toned VF with full crown

period), rotated reverse legend. KM-3.2; CT-509. 6.64 grams. Richly toned AVF with good full crown and shield and cross, much legend, which on the reverse begins to the left of the cross (hence rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise), otherwise like Sellschopp #163-165. Estimate: $100-$150.

489. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st

493. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer B (1st pe-

and shield and cross, some legend (enough to see the H of HISPANIARVM, like Sellschopp #47). Estimate: $125-$200.

period), ex-Americas. S-P4; KM-3.2. 6.85 grams. Choice full shield and

cross (the latter rather bold but with old mark on lower lion), weak but certain assayer, obverse legend with H of HISPANIARVM but no commas, reverse with “flat” lions per Sellschopp #49, VF, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Americas Collection (Kagin’s auction of August 1983, part of lot #1013). Estimate: $125-$200.

riod), ex-Americas. S-P4; KM-2.2; CT-649. 3.26 grams. Great example of Sellschopp #50 with early “flat” lions in bold full cross, the shield also full and well detailed with clear P-B to left and bold full denomination I to right, darkly toned VF with small part of edge slightly bent, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Americas Collection (Kagin’s auction of August 1983, part of lot #1013). Estimate: $80-$120.

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494. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip III, assayer M (pre-dated), quadrants of cross

transposed, Sellschopp Plate Coin. S-P18; KM-7; CT-461. 3.18 grams. Bold P•M to left of full shield, full cross-lions-castles (quadrants transposed) with just enough legend to see that it ends with a curved figure (ANO?) and not REX, nicely toned Fine with crude hole near edge. Plate Coin #384 in Sellschopp’s Las Acunaciones de las Cecas de Lima, La Plata y Potosí, 1568-1651 (1971). Estimate: $150-$225.

495. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer B/L (1st period) below monogram,

retrograde B to right, rare. S-P4; KM-unl (2.2 for type); CT-704 (under Lima). 1.60 grams. Broad flan with choice full inner details (including crude B/L below monogram and retrograde B to right, per Sellschopp #44) and much legend (including DEI GRATIA HISPANIARVM), attractively toned AXF with drilled hole to left of cross, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Americas Collection (Kagin’s auction of August 1983), with original lot-tag #1013. Estimate: $125-$200.

496. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer B/L (1st period) below monogram,

rare. S-P4; KM-unl (2.2 for type); CT-unl. 1.73 grams. Very broad flan with full legends and crown, choice full inner details (a match with Sellschopp #61 but with clear B/L instead of just L, the reverse also matched with Sellschopp’s #37 under assayer M), small square hole near right end of cross, AXF with lovely toning around details. Estimate: $125-$200.

497. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer B (1st period) below monogram. S-P4; KM-2.2; CT-unl. 1.65 grams. Much legend and full inner details despite very slight doubling, some weakness

and lack of centering, the lions and one castle particularly choice, AXF with toning in crevices, a match with Sellschopp #43. Estimate: $125-$200.

498. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period) to left, mintmark P to right of monogram, rare. S-P10; KM-unl (2.2 for type); CT-unl. 1.66 grams. Choice specimen with full inner

details and lots of diagnostic legend (and full crown), including PH(ILIP)PVS D G HISPAN on obverse, AXF with attractive toning, minor flan-cracks below cross. Included with this lot is the hand-written tag from the consignor, an expert in the field, simply to show the confusion in attribution of the minors of this period, as Sellschopp’s data set was regrettably small and the coins themselves tend to contradict many of the rules we must use in order to create a reliable sequence of events! Estimate: $175-$250.

499. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer B/A (4th period) to left, rare, ex-Karon. S-P12; KM-unl (2.2 for type); CT-unl. 1.67 grams. Very

broad flan with full crown and much legend, bold full B/A (missing in Sellschopp), some flatness on monogram and the cross rather doubled but with nicely contrasting (dark) toning, a couple tiny punchmarks and drilled hole to right of monogram, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Paul Karon collection (Ponterio auction of March 1990, lot #982). Estimate: $125-$200.

500. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to left, mintmark

P to right. S-P1; KM-A0001; CT-763 (under Lima). 0.81 gram. Broad flan with much legend for the denomination, nearly full crown, full but weak centers, toned Fine with crude hole at edge, desirable as first issue of the mint. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Pillars-and-Waves

501. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1653E, •PH• at top, four-digit date. S-P37a; KM-R21; CT-410. 27.15 grams. Perfectly

round with choice, evenly struck details, but somewhat thick and therefore not as broad in diameter as others (legends truncated as a result), still identifiable as a match with Lázaro #135 (rated R2) for the cross side only with four-digit date below cross (the pillars side not a match with any of the five different listings in Lázaro), bold VF with attractively contrasting toning on fields, expertly repaired hole outside left arm of cross / below the P of POTOSI. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

502. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1658E, pomegranate above cross.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-446. 27.02 grams. Toned (low contrast) VF with full cross-lions-

castles and pillars-and-waves (slightly weak in centers), two dates, three assayers and mintmarks, king’s ordinal II in legend, hairline edge-crack. Estimate: $300-$450.

503. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1672E. S-P37b; KM-R26; CT-308. 24.46 grams. Attractively toned XF with full details including legends on cross side, slightly off-center pillars side (still with choice inner details and bold POTOSI ANO 1672), small hole at bottom of cross and attempted hole to right of cross, die-match with Lázaro #190 (rated R2), possibly with some light old shaving on edge but otherwise inexplicably underweight. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000. 106


504. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1676E, with Guatemala sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II,

1839) on cross. S-P37b; KM-R26; CT-312. 25.85 grams. Broad flan with full legends, choice inner details except that the cross is doubled, beautifully toned AXF with crude hole at top of pillars, die-match with Lázaro #196 (rated R3), very crude countermark (deep but with very weak details). Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

505. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1683V, NGC AU 58. S-P39;

KM-26; CT-365. 27.82 grams. Choice centers with original luster under very light toning, flat peripheries (except for part of king’s name) with two small edge-splits, two dates and mintmarks, three assayers. NGC #5709083-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

506. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1686VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT369. 27.44 grams. Full pillars with bold date, full but weaker cross (nice castles), flat peripheries and parts of edge crude (as made), three assayers, AVF with low-contrast toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

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507. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1690VR, ex-Trastámara. S-P40; KM-R26; CT-328. 26.12 grams. Attractively toned VF+ with choice full cross-side details but double-struck pillars side, holed near top of both sides, the cross side a match with Lázaro #228 (rated R3) but pillars side appears to be different, with legend ending in EL PE versus El PERV. Pedigreed to the Trastámara collection (Aureo & Calicó auction of December 2017, with original lot-tag #416. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

508. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1692VR. S-P40; KM-R26; CT-330. 26.40 grams. Typically thicker and smaller in diameter than earlier Royals, this specimen with bold full details and contrasting toning, AVF with old scratches, holed at top of pillars side, die-match with Lázaro #230 (rated R3). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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509. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1704/3Y, unique overdate, no hole, ex-Sellschopp. S-P43a; KM-unl (R31 for type);

CT-unl. 26.57 grams. An exceptional and atypical specimen for the period on a very broad, thin flan that extends past the full legends and outer borders of dots, also in nice grade (XF) with deep, rich toning all over, the unique overdate only on pillars side (in both places), far superior to LĂĄzaro #243 (which is a die-match, without mention of overdate), especially inasmuch as it has no hole, which is particularly surprising since it has aligned axis (coin alignment), also highly desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to Sellschopp collection (Royals only, Swiss Bank Corp. auction of January 1987, lot #1848), and to the Ponterio auction of January 2002 (lot #1426). Estimate: $10,000-up.

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510. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1712Y, four-digit date below cross, Lázaro Plate Coin. S-P43a; KM-R31; CTBroad flan for the period and comparatively evenly struck, with good full inner details (minor doubling) and some legend (enough to make out the “condor” ornaments between words on cross side), VF with light toning, large drilled hole at top of pillars, highly desirable as the Plate Coin for Lázaro #256 (rated R3). Plate Coin #256 on page 334 of Lázaro’s Los Redondos de Lima, Méjico y Potosí (1996). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

813. 26.57 grams.

511. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1715Y. S-P43a; KM-R31; CT-816. 26.98 grams. Beautifully toned VF+ with lots of legend and good full inner details despite some doubling, clear “condor” ornaments in legends and surrounding the denomination in the pillars, medal-aligned axis with drilled hole at top, die-match with Lázaro #259 (rated R2). Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

512. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1738M, NGC VF 35. S-P47; KM-31a; CT-899. 27.37 grams. Choice full pillars and cross with two bold dates and assayers, attractive dark toning, typically chunky (double-thick NGC slab). Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of July 2016, with original lot-tag and card #930. NGC #2811282006. Estimate: $300-$450.

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513. Complete denomination set of Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2-1-2-4-8 reales, 1738M. 50.83 grams total. The brave collector who

decides to collect all Potosí pillars-and-waves cobs, in all denominations, soon discovers just how long it takes (and how much record-keeping is involved) to acquire all 600+ coins, which is why complete date sets are so useful, this one showing a clear date on each coin (as well as a clear assayer on all but the 1/2R, which did not have one), also with full or nearly full crosses and more or less toned, AVF on average, the 4R particularly nice (and the hardest denomination). Estimate: $400-$600.

514. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1742C, NGC VF 35. S-P49;

Chunky as usual (very thick in center, double-thick NGC slab), with one full pillar, bold date and assayer on that side, crude full cross with partial second date below, dark encrustation in crevices. NGC #4459363-010. Estimate: $250-$375.

516. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1750q, ex-Luz (1752).

KM-31a; CT-905. 26.72 grams.

S-P50a; KM-40; CT-360. 25.33 grams. Bold

515. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1745q, NGC VF 30. S-P50;

517. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1751q, with q and P transposed on pillars side, very rare. S-P52; KM-40; CT-unl. 26.51

Bold full date above full waves (wellcentered pillars), bold cross with flat peripheries due to uneven flan (typically chunky, double-thick NGC slab), dark brown encrustation in crevices. NGC #4835101-006. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-31a; CT-909. 27.25 grams.

full pillars with clear date and assayer and both mintmarks, nearly full cross with clear second date below, all on a broader and less chunky flan than usual for the period, typically darkly toned with minimal surface corrosion. From the Luz (1752). Estimate: $250-$375.

grams. Full pillars with full and clear mintmark P at bottom left and weak but certain assayer q at top left (only the second example we have seen of this transposition for this date), the cross nearly full with bold mintmark P to left and assayer q to right, chunky About Fine with light toning. Estimate: $250-up.

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518. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1753q. S-P52; KM-40; CT-365. 522. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1766V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT26.87 grams. Bold full pillars with clear date, good full cross with bold

denomination at top and assayer q to right, XF with lightly toned fields, lightly oxidized surfaces. Estimate: $200-$300.

519. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1754C+q. S-P53; KM-40; CT-371.

26.93 grams. Full and bold pillars with full date, two bold mintmarks and clear assayers C at top right and q at bottom left (once considered rare but now known to be the norm, the rare part being when both assayers are clear, as on this example), also full cross with 100% full second date below and clear assayer C to right, three very bold mintmarks, Fine with contrasting toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

953. 26.93 grams. Chunky

and crude but with two full dates plus part of a third in the legend, also full V and Y assayers on pillars side (rare to see both complete), one pillar choice, richly toned AVF overall. Estimate: $150-$225.

523. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1768V-(Y).

CT-955. 27.03 grams. Bold

S-P57; KM-45;

full date within full pillars-and-waves, bold but off-center cross with high-grade lions and one castle (XF), chunky flan with characteristic peripheral surface roughness on opposing sides (as made). Estimate: $150-$225.

520. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1758q, NGC VF 25. S-P54; 524. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1771/0(V-Y). S-P57; KM-45; Super crude and chunky (double-thick NGC slab), with well-centered cross but slightly off-center pillars, two dates, nicely toned, some surface oxidation on cross side. NGC #4835101-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

CT-961. 26.56 grams. Scarce overdate below cross only, the other date (full and bold) between pillars without 1/0, chunky flan with much wear (Fine) but attractively toned, peripheral surface roughness on opposing sides per the norm for this period (as made). Estimate: $175-$250.

521. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1765(V-Y).

525. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1772V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT963. 27.04 grams. Typically chunky (and with typical peripheral surface

KM-40; CT-375. 25.60 grams.

S-P57; KM-45;

Chunky but high grade (XF), with full date between full pillars, bold center of cross, flat peripheries, richly toned. Estimate: $150-$225. CT-952. 26.78 grams.

roughness on opposing sides, as made), with nearly full cross, one full pillar to left of full date, lightly toned Fine+. Estimate: $175-$225.

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526. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1772V-(Y). S-P57; KM-45; CT-963. 27.01 grams.

Very crude and chunky as usual (also with typical peripheral surface roughness on opposing sides, as made) but with clear date and bold full denomination on pillars side, off-center cross, patchy toning, encrustation in crevices, Fine. Estimate: $150-$225.

527. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, with •PH• at top.

CT-740. 12.90 grams. Very

S-P37a; KM-18;

bold PH above denomination 4, also bold assayer, parts of all three dates, full waves and one full pillar, full but doubled cross, Fine with peripheral flatness and crudely plugged hole at very edge, toned fields. Pedigreed to the Jesus Vico auction of March 2012 (lot #554). Estimate: $125-$200.

528. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales Royal (galano), 1683V, extremely rare. S-P39; KM-unl (R25 for type); CT-486. 13.25 grams. Broad flan

with full details including legends, choice per the period, with deep, contrasting toning, plugged and expertly repaired hole in crown above pillars (very hard to detect), first example of this date and denomination we have seen (possibly unique) and much better-looking than any of the other Charles II Potosí 4R Royals we have offered, AXF. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

529. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1691VR, ex-Sellschopp. S-P40; KM-25; CT-519. 13.65 grams. Good

full pillars and cross with two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, CAROLV(S) visible, attractively toned VF with minor edge-split, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Sellschopp collection, with his original sticker #496 on cross side. Estimate: $350-$500.

530. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1739M, NGC VF 35.

S-P47; KM-30a; CT-1122. Choice full pillars and cross with two dates and

assayers, three mintmarks, deep toning and encrustation in crevices, typically crude edge, overall more like XF in our estimation. NGC #2783122-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

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531. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1752q. S-P52; KM-39; CT-440. 13.58 grams. Squarish flan with sharp points, full pillars and cross with two bold dates, dark XF with light surface oxidation. Estimate: $175-$250.

532. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1656+57E, extremely rare. S-P37a; KM-unl (16 for

type); CT-unl. 6.92 grams. Choice full pillars (bold) with clear date 56 while the date below the full cross is clearly 57 (first example we have ever seen or heard of ), oblong flan with light toning, AXF. Estimate: $200-up.

533. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1674E, cross side struck over brockage

(unique). S-P37b; KM-24; CT-601. 7.51 grams. Oversized flan with choice full pillars, off-center cross struck over brockage of pillars side (very rare error for cobs, much more typical of machine production), AXF with toning around details. Estimate: $150-up.

534. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales Heart, 1685VR, unique. S-P40; KM-24; CT-615. 7.14 grams. A very fat Heart enabling lots of visible

legend (including a third date), with small (holed) stem at top, aligned axis, full details on an evenly thin flan (no doubling), VF with nice toning, in fact the earliest known date of (genuine) Hearts of any denomination. These special presentation pieces are the sole product of the Potosí mint and relate to the Sacred Heart symbol in Catholic faith. Pedigreed to the Aureo & Calicó auction of April 2016 (lot #1293). Estimate: $5,000-up.

535. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1702Y. S-P43a; KM-29; CT-1324. 536. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1734E. S-P46; KM-29a; CT-1357.

5.72 grams. Full and well-centered pillars with bold date and assayer above waves, full but off-center cross, lightly toned AXF for the period, inexplicably underweight. Estimate: $150-$225.

6.31 grams. Very bold full cross, full pillars-and-waves with bold date and assayer, overall choice strike and grade (XF) but with old scratches to right on pillars side. Estimate: $100-$150.

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537. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1742C/P. S-P49; KM-29a; CT-1369. 6.32 grams. Very deeply toned VF, choice full cross with very clear C/P to right (scarce), date below, second date and C/P visible on pillars side. Estimate: $150-$225.

538. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1753/2q, very rare. S-P52; KM-unl (38 for type); CT-unl. 6.91 grams. Chunky as usual but with very bold full cross with date below and assayer to right, full pillars with second assayer and bold second date displaying relatively clear 3/2 (first we have seen in this denomination), XF for the period with light, patchy toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

539. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1754C(+q?). S-P53; KM-38; CT-514. 6.65 grams. Full but offcenter pillars and cross with two bold dates and assayers, deeply toned VF, parts of edge crude (as made). As noted in lot 519 above (8 reales), probably all specimens of this date are joint assayers C+q, but most (like this coin) do not show both assayers (the q at bottom left not visible). Estimate: $125-$200.

540. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1763V-Y, ex-Sellschopp. S-P57; KM-43; CT-1361. 6.73 grams. Chunky AVF with nice toning, two bold dates, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Sellschopp collection, with his original sticker #830 on cross side. Estimate: $150-$225.

541. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real Heart, 1698F, very rare. S-P42; KM-unl (23 for non-Heart); CT-unl. 3.57 grams. Attractive classic Heart shape with the full pillars-and-waves nicely aligned with the fat stem (typically holed), nearly in alignment with the full cross-lions-castles on the other side, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers (rare assayer for Hearts), lightly toned VF, one of just two known. Pedigreed to our Auction #18 (lot #783), to the Stacks Bowers auction of January 2015 (lot #336) and to the Ponterio auction of January 2009 (lot #1159). Estimate: $2,500-up.

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Other Silver Cobs Dominican Republic

542. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, assayer F to left, mintmark S to left and P to right, lions and castles transposed, very rare. S-SD1; KM-28; CT-131. 6.29 grams. With fewer than three dozen known of this denomination and

many struck with unique combination of designs, this example stands out for its clear legends and interiors despite its slight porosity. Somewhat characteristic of this series is the transposition of lions and castles on the shield and mixture of Gothic and Latin lettering (almost by whim). The assayer F mark is bold. While the pillars side is unique, the shield side is similar to lot 1105 in the Ray Byrne collection. Overall UNC with original mint luster. Estimate: $5,000-up.

Panama 543. Toledo, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, five dots in cruciform to left, mintmark

T to right, with P countermark (for Panama[?]), rare. CT-411 (host). 2.81 grams. Bold full countermark on obverse of VF+ host with full inner details and nearly full crown and legends (Gothic lettering), toned in crevices. Estimate: $400-$600.

544. Panama, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer oX below denomination I to right, mintmark AP to left, king’s name missing

in legend, unique. S-AP1; KM-0002; CT-646. 3.35 grams. Lightly toned AU with 100% full and sharp inner details plus nearly full crown and legends, the AP mintmark and oX assayer particularly bold and with full (distinctive) tressure around cross, with no doubling or corrosion, also a completely new die (missing in Proctor) with obverse legend reading . D [retrograde] . G . ISPANIARVM . R (totally lacking the king’s name), in any case the finest example we have seen of any Panama cob 1R. Estimate: $3,500-up.

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Colombia

545. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales,16(26), no assayer (or not visible to right), mintmark RN to left, space for pomegranate at base of shield, extremely rare (unlisted). Restrepo-M45.2 variant; KM-unl (3.4 for type); CT-unl. 20.56 grams. This coin is a match

with Restrepo M45.2, as the shield (fully visible, AVF details) shows a triangular space (empty) for pomegranate at bottom and the date on the other side (outside a full but corroded cross) is at 10 o’clock (bold 16 but 26 not visible, in contrast with the next lot with date at 12 o’clock), except that it has a clear RN mintmark with no apparent assayer in between to the left of the shield (the right side flat, could be hiding the expected assayer E), all below a choice full crown that also matches the Restrepo piece (and the 1622 issues, by the way, now attributed to Bogotá). Great piece for study, despite its obvious corrosion. Estimate: $750-up.

546. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1626, assayer E below mintmark RN to right, extremely rare (unlisted). Restrepo-

M45 (unl var); S-C3; KM-unl (3.4 for type); CT-unl. 25.22 grams. Bold full RN-E (tiny R, made for a smaller denomination) to right of well-detailed full shield (off-center), with full date above oversized cross on reverse, no worse than XF but with light surface corrosion, light toning around details. Estimate: $1,500-up.

547. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer E below mintmark RN to left, denomination VIII to right (1626-30), Calbetó Plate Coin. Restrepo-M45.3; S-C3; KM-3.4; CT-Type 72. 21.36 grams. Bold full RNE

to left of nearly full shield, good full cross, solid and nicely toned but with crude edge (as made) and some surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage (probably Concepción of 1641), desirable pedigree. Plate Coin #1348 (under Santa Fe de Bogotá) in Calbetó’s Compendium VIII Reales (1970). Estimate: $750-$1,100.

548. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1/4 real, Philip IV, style of assayer Ramos (1652), rare. Restrepo-M14.1;

S-B7; KM-B7; CT-1222. 0.74 gram. Full and clear castle and lion (matched to the 8R of 1652) despite light surface corrosion and off-center strike, darkly toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

Guatemala 549. Guatemala, cob 1 real, 1747(J), with El Salvador arms countermark (Type V, 1869) on pil-

lars side. S-G1a; KM-9; CT-526. 2.87 grams. Unusually full countermark on scarce host, the host date still full and clear but the shield side nearly blank, Good overall, lightly toned, typically holed at edge. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Similarity of Die Details Between the Mainland Spanish Mints and the Mexico City Mint in the Early 1500s by Cori Sedwick Downing

In this auction, we have several coins from Spain minted under Ferdinand and Isabel just prior to the establishment of the Mexico City mint. The coins from the Granada mint are especially interesting because of their similarities to those of the Mexico City mint to which they have a close connection. The Mexico City mint began making silver coins for the New World in the spring of 1536. The first viceroy, Don Antonio de Mendoza, oversaw a large area encompassing parts of modern-day North America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean called New Spain. In addition to his other duties, he was responsible for the operation of the new mint, the first in Spanish America. He appointed Francisco del Rincón, who was already in Mexico, to the post of assayer and foundryman. Don García Manrique, the Conde de Osorno, arrived with Mendoza to become the first treasurer, by royal appointment. The first die-sinker, Antón de Vides, was appointed by Mendoza and served for the first two years of mint operation, about the same as the tenure of the first assayer, Rincón. The die-sinker was responsible for producing the dies from which coins would be struck, and he received punches, or individual elements, from Spain. They were not made locally, at least not at the beginning. This is important to note because of a similarity in style between punches from some of the Spanish mints—mostly the Granada mint where Mendoza came from—and the newly created Mexico City mint.

Historical Context The marriage of Ferdinand and Isabel in 1469 in Spain heralded the unification of the Spanish crown under one rule, and the War of Castilian Succession from 1475 to 1479 affirmed Isabel as successor to the crown of Castile, previously held by Isabel’s half-brother, Henry IV. As the so-called Catholic Monarchs (los Reyes Católicos), Ferdinand and Isabel consolidated their kingdom. In the next twenty years, they would oversee the expulsion of the Moors from the southern Iberian Peninsula and the conquest of Granada. Finally, the Catholic Monarchs issued the Alhambra decree in 1492 (Pragmática de 1492) ending the Moorish presence in Granada and forcing Spanish Jews to convert to Christianity or face expulsion. Another decree in 1497 (Pragmática de 1497) influenced how the seven remaining Spanish mints of Burgos, Coruña, Cuenca, Granada, Segovia, Seville, and Toledo would coin money. Thus, it is common practice to refer to Spanish coinage minted under the Catholic Monarchs as either before or after the decree of 1497. The designs would also last well into the next period of rule, which was chaotic until consolidated under Charles I, the grandson of the Catholic Monarchs, and Joanna, their daughter (who was insane and a ruler in name only).

Spanish Coin Designs Before and After the Decree Coins from 1475, when Isabel became the rightful heir of Castile, to well past 1497, when a decree specified new mint standards, are undated but can be easily identified by design differences. Prior to 1497, coinage bore a shield with the simple quartered lions and castles (for the House of Trastámara to which both Isabel and Ferdinand belonged), while after 1497 the coins bore a shield containing elements of old and new territories (Castile, León, Aragón, Granada), the so-called shield of the Catholic Monarchs. Mintmarks and assayer marks became required elements as did the introduction of the yoke (yugo, for Isabel, spelled Ysabel) and sheaf of arrows (flechas, for Ferdinand). Lettering was Gothic, as before the Pragmática de 1497, but over time the lettering evolved to Latin. There were other changes that do not really pertain here.

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Design Similarities Between Spain and Mexico City Coinage Some of the similarities of design elements between the Spanish mints, particularly the Granada mint, and the newly created mint at Mexico City may be due to Viceroy Mendoza’s involvement. He was authorized to design copper coins, so it is not hard to imagine that he would have had some influence on silver coins as well, given his experience: The decree for the founding of the Mexico City mint set no design for the copper coinage as it had for the silver. Rather, it ordered the viceroy, as “a person who... has had experience in this matter, having been our Treasurer of the mint of Granada,” to order the design and metal for the copper coins, to have them minted, and to send a report on them to the Council of the Indies. (Robert Nesmith, author of The Coinage of the First Mint of the Americas at Mexico City, 1536-1572, p. 40.)

Shield Design The carryover designs may go back even further than Mendoza’s involvement, all the way to the Trastámara shield that was used on Spain coins minted before 1497. Below illustrates the simple castles/crowned lions design minus the pomegranate (which symbolized Granada, not yet fully under the complete control of the monarchy).

Trastámara shield (in Spain prior to 1497)

Pre-1497 shield (Segovia 1 real)

Mexico City shield (1536 and after)

Gothic Lettering Gothic lettering found on coins from the mainland Spanish mints is very similar to lettering found on the earliest coins at the Mexico City mint under the first assayer, Francisco del Rincón (Assayer R). This is not surprising, especially considering Viceroy Mendoza’s affiliation with the Granada mint.

Gothic R detail from 2 reales, Granada mint (Lot 553, Sedwick Treasure Auction #26, November 2019)

Gothic R detail from 3 reales, Mexico City mint (Lot 517, Sedwick Treasure Auction #22, November 2017)

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Gothic L and S detail from 1 real, Granada mint (Lot 561, Sedwick Treasure Auction #26, November 2019)

Gothic L and S detail from 2 reales, Mexico City mint (Lot 9087, Ponterio Auction #150, August 2009, from the Collection of Kent Ponterio)

Gothic H detail from 2 reales, Granada mint (Lot 553, Sedwick Treasure Auction #26, November 2019)

Gothic H detail from 2 reales, Mexico City mint (Lot 692, Sedwick Treasure Auction #23, May 2018)

Gothic ET detail from 2 reales, Granada mint (Lot 553, Sedwick Treasure Auction #26, November 2019)

Gothic ET detail from 3 reales, Mexico City mint (Lot 897 Sedwick Treasure Auction #12, October 2012)

Gothic AN detail from 1 real, Granada mint (Lot 561, Sedwick Treasure Auction #26, November 2019)

Gothic AN detail from 3 reales, Mexico City mint (Lot 664, Sedwick Treasure Auction #24, November 2018)

Gothic G (mintmark for Granada) from 1 real, Granada mint (Lot 561, Sedwick Treasure Auction #26, November 2019)

Gothic G detail from 4 reales, Mexico City mint (Lot 664, Sedwick Treasure Auction #24, November 2018)

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Latin Lettering

Coins from mainland Spanish mints and the Mexico City mint eventually changed to Latin lettering instead of Gothic. A curiosity from the Mexico City mint is the rather common appearance of the Latin letter N in retrograde. It should not be surprising that a retrograde N can also be found on coins minted in Spain, both at Granada and Seville mints. There is also a Granada mint retrograde S, as is true of Mexico City as well. Below are examples of the retrograde N from the Granada and Mexico City mints.

Retrograde N detail from 2 reales, Granada mint (Lot 554, Sedwick Treasure Auction #26, November 2019)

Retrograde N detail from 4 reales, Mexico City mint (Lot 650, Sedwick Treasure Auction #25, May 2019)

Cross Potent

The cross potent is a cross with a crossbar at the end of each of its arms, and it was featured in the design of all mainland Spanish mint coinage at 12 o’clock on the reverse side as a start/stop for the legend. It was also used in Mexico City under Francisco del Rincón, but only on the earliest 3 reales coins, which were some of the first coins issued by that mint. After that, a special letter X took its place until the cross potent was revived in the issues of assayer P.

Cross potent detail from 1 real, Granada mint (Lot 558, Sedwick Treasure Auction #26, November 2019)

Cross potent detail from 3 reales, Mexico City mint (Lot 664, Sedwick Treasure Auction #24, November 2018)

Use of Letter X The letter X has been somewhat controversial. In Spain, the letter was not used on coin designs until after the 1497 decree, when it was used to complete the obverse legend FERNANDVS ET ELISABET D G REX ET REGINA and its variations. The royal decree which laid down laws for minting practices in Mexico City (Pragmática de 1535) stated that the legend should read CAROLVS ET JOANA REGES HISPANIE ET INDIARVM, or whatever part could be included. Thus, there was no need to use an X punch; instead, it was used as a separator, or stop, between words in the legend on certain denominations (all but the 3 reales) and only under the first assayer, Francisco del Rincón. Once the next assayer (P) took over, the designs and letters changed completely, and only Latin lettering was used. It has been theorized that the Mexico City X was an aleph, the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet, perhaps as a veiled symbol planted by conversos or Jews who had converted to Catholicism after the Reconquest in 1492. (See A Hebrew Letter on the New World’s First Coins? by David L. Nathan, M.D.) This seems unlikely, and a simpler explanation would be that the X that had been used at the mainland Spanish mints (at least at Burgos and Granada) was re-purposed in Mexico City. This unusual-looking X is made of three elements: a diagonal line (either from the top left to the bottom right or bottom left to top right) and two symbols in each of the remaining corners to give a stylized appearance of the letter X.

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Below are examples of the letter X from the Burgos and Granada mints, followed by Mexico City mint. Note the similarity of design:

Burgos

Granada

1 real like Mexico City X 1 real like Mexico City X (lot 128, Aureo Auction #322, (lot 558, Sedwick Treasure Auction #26 December 2018) November 2019)

Mexico City

X detail on 4 reales, Mexico City mint (lot 932, Sedwick Treasure Auction #13, May 2013)

It is not hard to imagine that there would be a carryover of designs from at least the Granada mint in Spain, where Mexico’s first viceroy and overseer of mint operations, Antonio de Mendoza, worked before coming to the Americas. Gothic lettering was the first lettering we see on coins from Mexico City, namely the ¼, ½, 1, 2, and 3 reales. Not long after, the 3 reales was discontinued in favor of 4 reales coins, and those coins show a mixture of Gothic, crude, and later Latin lettering as punches broke or wore out. The similarity of design of the Gothic punches between the Granada mint and the Mexico City mint is evident, and while we do not know a lot about the inner working of the Mexico City mint, we can let the coins tell us a story.

Spain (for use in the New World)

550. Seville, Spain (special issue for use in the New World), 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark S above star flanking shield, very rare. CT-unl (Type 224). 3.10 grams. Choice example

of the special issue for New World use with crowned F in center of reverse (full and bold on this piece), full interior details and most of legend (Gothic lettering) and crown, off-center shield side, XF details with light surface corrosion, contrasting toning. Estimate: $500-$750.

Spain

Ferdinand-Isabel 551. Burgos, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel (pre-1497 type), rare, with unidentified (unique) countermark X••dot on obverse. CT-283. 2.76 grams. Host coin XF with full

(Gothic) legends and inner details (rare early type struck prior to the Pragmática of 1497, with arms of Castile and León on obverse and arms of Aragon and Naples/Sicily on reverse), bold countermark of X in one box and three dots in another to left of crowned shield on reverse, very similar to markings we see on gold ingots (on which this would represent 10-3/4 karats) but with nothing like it on any other coins known to us. Estimate: $500-up.

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552. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D on reverse, NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census. CT211. 13.64 grams. Beautiful

sharp detail all over, the reverse 100% full but the obverse slightly off-center (and slightly doubled), no wear at all and in fact the highest grade we have seen on any coin of this period, with lovely original mint luster and bluish toning at rims, hands down the finest. NGC #4743037-001. Estimate: $2,500-up.

553. Granada, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer

three-quarters Maltese cross on reverse, mintmark Gothic G to left, very rare. CT-unl. 6.80 grams. Almost full legends and sharp

interiors on this interesting coin with Gothic lettering (extremely rare for this denomination, in fact the entire type missing in CT), Mexico City-style X (distinctive and only found on coins from the Granada and Burgos mints), assayer’s symbol (three-quarters Maltese cross) to left of yoke on reverse, AU with original mint luster. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

555. Granada, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer R on reverse, mintmark oG to left of shield.

CT-245. 6.83 grams.

Distinctive retrograde N in FERNANDVS, the retrograde N only seen on coins from the Granada and Seville mints and also found on coins from the Mexico City mint, XF with choice full legends and inner details, lightly toned. Estimate: $175-$250.

556. Seville, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer eight-

554. Granada, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer R

at bottom and + at top on reverse, mintmark G to right of shield. CT-237. 6.84 grams. Curious piece with distinctive retrograde N

and S in FERNANDVS, the retrograde N only seen on coins from the Granada and Seville mints and also found on coins from the Mexico City mint. Lightly toned XF with minor weak spots, bold legends with slight doubling on reverse. Estimate: $250-$375.

point star on reverse, mintmark S to left of shield. CT-266. 6.82

grams. Very broad flan that extends past the outer border, with 100% full legends and crown and inner details, slight doubling, AXF with beautiful old toning all over. Estimate: $175-$250.

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557. Seville, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdi- 558. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, 559. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Fercross-topped o flanking shield, mintmark dinand-Isabel, assayer o flanking nand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D on Gothic G on reverse. CT-321. 3.37 grams. Excellent shield, mintmark Gothic G on rereverse, mintmark S to left of shield. example of Gothic lettering including the distinctive verse. CT-316. 3.34 grams. Superb centering CT-265. 6.89 grams. Bold strike and perfectly Mexico City-style X (only found on coins from the centered on a small flan, some legend, bold Granada and Burgos mints), inverted castles and G inner details, lightly toned XF. Estimate: (first we have seen), superb full flan with 100% de$125-$200. tails, all choice and attractively toned, XF. Estimate: $600-$900.

on broad flan, well-toned AU- with distinctive Mexico City-style X (only found on coins from the Granada and Burgos mints), Gothic lettering and complete legends on both sides. Estimate: $600-$900.

560. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdi- 561. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, 562. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdi-

nand-Isabel, assayer o flanking shield, assayer three-quarters Maltese cross flanking nand-Isabel, assayer three-quarters mintmark Gothic G on reverse. CT-316. shield, mintmark Gothic G on reverse. CT-318. Maltese cross flanking shield, mint3.34 grams. All Gothic lettering with distinc- 3.43 grams. All Gothic lettering with distinctive Mexico mark Gothic G on reverse. CT-318. 3.43

tive Mexico City-style X (only found on coins from the Granada and Burgos mints), full-flan XF with 100% details, light toning in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

City-style X (only found on coins from the Granada and Burgos mints), choice full flan with 100% details, AU- with light toning around details. Estimate: $350-$500.

grams. All Gothic lettering with distinctive

Mexico City-style X (only found on coins from the Granada and Burgos mints), choice full flan with 100% details, nontoned AU-. Estimate: $200-$300.

563. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdi- 564. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, 565. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Fer-

nand-Isabel, assayer three-quarters assayer lis flanking shield, mintmark Gothic G dinand-Isabel, assayer R to right, Maltese cross flanking shield, mint- on reverse. CT-318. 3.39 grams. All Gothic lettering mintmark G to left of shield. CT-328. mark Gothic G on reverse. CT-318. 2.97 with distinctive Mexico City-style X (only found on 3.09 grams. Distinctive retrograde N in

grams. All Gothic lettering with distinc-

tive Mexico City-style X (only found on coins from Granada and Burgos mints), non-toned AU- with full details, minimal doubling, unusually broad flan that is inexplicably underweight. Estimate: $150-$225.

coins from Granada and Burgos mints), XF+ with FERNANDVS, the retrograde N only light toning, nearly full details. Estimate: $125-$200. seen on coins from the Granada and Seville mints and also found on coins from the Mexico City mint, bold and fully detailed XF+, smaller flan than earlier issues. Estimate: $125-$200.

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566. Toledo, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark cross-topped T on re-

verse, NGC AU 58. CT-402. 3.15 grams. Very broad, round flan with full and choice details in exceptional grade, light oxidation at rims, original mint luster. NGC #4743037-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

567. Granada, Spain, 1/4 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, cross-topped o above and

mintmark Gothic G below yoke, rare. CT-503. 0.76 gram. Deeply toned AU with bold inner details, much legend (Gothic), very light surface oxidation and very minor edge-loss. Estimate: $600-$900.

Philip II 568. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 4 o’clock outside tressure on reverse. CT-235. 26.63 grams. Broad flan with full crown and nearly full legends, choice full shield and cross, attractively toned XF. Estimate: $600-$900.

569. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1590 date to right, assayer 571. Granada, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer M above Gothic D below mintmark and denomination oVIII to left.

CT-241. 27.14 grams. Very broad flan that extends past the outer border, the legends full except for some flat areas (also parts of edge crude, as made), choice full shield and cross-lions-castles, lustrous AU+ with light surface oxidation, no toning. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

mintmark G to right (1597), OMNIVM legend, rare.

CT-

Choice, full and bold cross-lions-castles and shield, the latter with full M-G to right and denomination to left (with old punchmark between M and G and unidentified countermark or graffiti of cross and ringlets below denomination), most of crown and traces of legend (date at top of cross not visible), bold AXF with nice toning and light encrustation in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225. 305. 13.32 grams.

570. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, (15)91/0 date to right, 572. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D

assayer H below mintmark S and denomination o-VIII to left. CT-245. 27.28 grams. Deeply toned AVF with great full shield and cross, weak peripheries but bold S-oVIII-H (date weak). Estimate: $350-$500.

at 4 o’clock outside tressure, fleur-de-lis above shield. CT-391.

13.57 grams. Non-toned XF with choice full shield and cross, nearly

full crown, some legend, well-centered on a round flan. Estimate: $400-$600.

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573. Segovia, Spain, cob 4 reales, (15)93 date above denomination iiii to right, assayer o-I above aqueduct mintmark to left, ANACS EF 40.

CT-361.

Bold full shield and cross, very bold assayer and mintmark to left but weaker date and denomination to right, some spotty toning and four mount-marks at edge. ANACS 4484244. Estimate: $200-$300.

574. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1593 date to right, assayer C between mintmark oT and denomination 4 to left. CT-422. 13.54 grams. Broad-flan AU+

with original luster (no toning), bold date and choice full shield and cross (minor doubling in centers), two tiny edge-splits. Estimate: $350-$500.

Philip III

575. Madrid, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer O-G below mintmark MD to left (1620), very rare. CT-82; KM-28.5. 27.47 grams. Bold full assayer to left of full but doubled shield below well-detailed crown, choice full cross-lions-castles, parts of edge slightly crude (flat where date should appear), XF+ with attractive toning around details, notable for the fact that the lions and overall style match the early Colombian issues of 1621-22. Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of July 2016, with original lot-tag and card #586. Estimate: $250-$375.

Philip IV

576. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1633, assayer R above mint-

577. Toledo, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1632(P), rare. CT-633; KM-101.

unl (cf 626); KM-80. 27.34 grams. Clear

(that side deeply toned), choice full shield with clear denomination VIII (vertically) to right and faint trace of oT mintmark (the assayer P below it not visible at all) to left, choice XF on a neatly octagonal flan. Estimate: $500-$750.

mark S to left (unlisted), border of dots on obverse, rare. CT-

bottom half of date above nearly full cross, the shield also nearly full with bold denomination VIII (vertically) to right within a border of dots and clear •R above weaker S to left (the norm is S above R), XF+ with flat areas and edge-cracks. Estimate: $175-$250.

26.48 grams. Very bold full date at 10-11 o’clock outside off-center cross

Chopmarks / countermarks of southeast Asia 578. Indonesia(?), unidentified countermark in Malay Arabic script plus chopmark on a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (171)4(J). Host: S-M22; KM-47; CT-743. 23.08 grams. Full countermark inside incuse box at edge on off-center shield side of host with most of crown visible to right of 4 of date, most of cross with bold incuse chopmark near top, About Fine with lightly toned fields, inexplicably underweight. Estimate: $250-$375.

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579. Indonesia(?), unidentified countermarks in Malay

Arabic script plus chopmarks on a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Host: KM-47. 26.31 grams.

Fascinating cob with full Malay Arabic countermark inside incuse box plus large Chinese chopmark in box and another prominent incuse countermark all on shield side (with oM mintmark of host visible), unidentified-script countermark inside oval on cross side, the host Fine with much flatness. Estimate: $150-$225.

582. Sumenep (Madura Island), Indonesia / southeast Asia),

1 real batu (1814), five-petal-flower countermark on a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer L. Host: S-M21;

KM-46. 27.53 grams. Nearly full cross with clear countermark near edge to right, most of shield with weak but clear assayer to left, VG with flat peripheries, toned in crevices. Estimate: $125-$200.

583. Sumenep (Madura Island), Indonesia / southeast Asia),

1 real batu (1814), countermark “Sumenep” in Malay Arabic

580. Indonesia(?), unidentified countermarks and chop- script on a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, as-

marks on a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F. Host:

S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 26.04 grams. Clear date and mintmark on host’s

obverse with light test-cut at bottom edge, the reverse with very deeply impressed circular countermark (blank inside) at one end of host’s cross plus smaller countermark in circle at another end and a third (much shallower) circular countermark near edge, also with two tiny Chinese chops at another end of the cross, the host AVF (slightly bent from the deep countermark). Estimate: $150-$225.

sayer J. Host: S-M22; KM-47. 24.66 grams. Very bold full countermark

inside incuse box near edge outside full cross, other side with clear oMJ outside most of shield and crown, VG with toning in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

584. Sumenep (Madura Island), Indonesia / southeast Asia),

581. Malacca(?) (Malaysia / southeast Asia), incuse crossand-four dots countermark on cross side of Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730F, rare. Host: S-M26; KM-unl (47a for type); CT-757. 26.27 grams. Square-flan host with flat peripheries but nice full

cross and clear date outside bold full mintmark, bold full countermark above-left of cross, obverse with streak of tiny test-punches, AVF with part of edge slightly bent. Estimate: $150-$225.

1 real batu (1814), countermark “Sumenep” in Malay Arabic script plus chopmark on a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer D. 25.89 grams. Very bold full countermark inside incuse box (plus incuse chop) near edge outside weak cross, the shield side also weak but with clear oMD and partial date, Good with light graffiti on both sides (related to the countermarking). Estimate: $150-$225.

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585. Sumenep (Madura Island), Indonesia / southeast Asia), 1 real batu (1814), five-petal-flower countermark on a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer R. 26.40 grams.

Choice full countermark near edge outside nearly full cross, the shield also nearly full with clear mintmark oM to left and denomination 8 to right, VG with faint scratches all over, toned in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

586. Sumenep (Madura Island), Indonesia / southeast

Asia), 1 real batu (1814), six-petal flower countermark plus chopmarks on a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Host: S-M22; KM-47. 26.32 grams. Tall bird-shaped

flan with pointed “beak” at one end, Good host with decent cross but weak shield, four of the six petals of the incuse countermark visible near edge on the cross side (not the usual Madura Island countermark) plus two small chops on that side as well. Estimate: $250-$375.

588. Sumenep (Madura Island), Indonesia / southeast Asia),

1 real batu (1814), countermark “Sumenep” in Malay Arabic script on a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. 26.66 grams. Full countermark inside incuse box to left of nearly full cross with circular pattern of test-punches at opposite end, nearly full shield as well but with long word in script engraved near edge on that side, VG+ overall. Estimate: $150-$225.

589. Sumenep (Madura Island), Indonesia / southeast Asia), 1 real batu (1814), five-petal-flower countermark on a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. 26.28

grams. Full flower countermark near one point outside nearly full cross, off-center obverse with nearly full crown below circular pattern of small test-punches and squiggly graffiti, also large X scratch at bottom, VG+. Estimate: $125-$200.

587. Sumenep (Madura Island), Indonesia / southeast Asia), 590. Sumenep (Madura Island), Indonesia / southeast Asia),

1 real batu (1814), countermark “Sumenep” in Malay Arabic script on a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. 25.46 grams. Bold full countermark inside incuse box outside one end of cross, bold denomination to right of shield, VG with peripheral flatness and one point on edge slightly bent. Estimate: $150-$225.

1 real batu (1814), five-petal-flower countermark on a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. 26.75

grams. Very large flan with dramatic natural lacuna in center of shield (full mintmark oM), very bold full countermark near point outside full cross (whose center is affected by the lacuna from the other side), About Fine with flat peripheries. Estimate: $125-$200.

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World Coins

(silver unless otherwise noted) Argentina (River Plate Provinces) 591. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), Potosí mint, 8 reales, 1813J,

NGC MS 63+. Janson-4.1.20; KM-5. Choice luster with light rainbow toning in places (darker above sun), superb strike with all features sharp, bettered by just two MS-65 entries in NGC census. NGC #4740639-001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

592. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), Potosí mint, 1/2

real, 1815F, NGC MS 64+, finest known in NGC census.

Very bold strike with deep toning over lustrous surfaces, hint of die-clash, no marks or wear. NGC #4740639-002. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Janson-17.1.1; KM-1.2.

593. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), La Rioja mint, 4 soles, 1828P. Janson-39.2; KM-22. 13.35 grams. AU with lustrous fields but light high-point wear, faint rainbow toning, normal coin axis. Estimate: $200-$300.

Argentina (Córdoba)

594. Córdoba, Argentina, 4 reales, 1851, small sunface, NGC MS 61.

Very lustrous with no wear but some crude strike, light toning around details, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 62. NGC #4747813-001. Estimate: $300-$450. Janson-61.1.1; KM-24.3.

595. Córdoba, Argentina, 4 reales, 1851, small sunface. Jan-

son-61.1.4; KM-24.3. 12.63 grams. AU- with only light high-point wear, clean fields with areas of faint hairlines, some interesting over-punches in the die (like denomination 4/4 and date 51/51), rims slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

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Argentina (La Rioja)

596. La Rioja, Argentina, gold 2 escudos, 1843RB, Rosas, NGC XF details / rim filing. Janson-54; KM-17. Slightly off-center

strike with parts of rims resultingly weak, with traces of freshly exposed metal on edge, decent details for the grade, rare and popular type. NGC #4746878-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Argentina (Republic)

597. Argentina, 1 peso “patacón,” 1882, NGC AU 58. Jan-

Lustrous and attractive, with very faint incipient toning, no wear but just a few hairlines in the fields to keep it from MS. NGC #4746762-003. Estimate: $600-$900.

son-13.1.1; KM-29.

Austria (Holy Roman Empire)

599. Austria (Holy Roman Empire), taler, Maximilian III,

1618, Hall mint. Dav-3324. 28.18 grams. Richly toned XF with a couple darker spots, light old scratches on reverse, cud behind king’s head and a couple re-punched letters. Estimate: $150-$225.

600. Austria (Holy Roman Empire), taler, Ferdinand III,

1649, St. Veit mint, NGC MS 62. Dav-3194. Gorgeous piece with light, colorful toning over original luster, no marks or wear, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #5709387-004. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

601. Austria (Holy Roman Empire), 6 kreuzer, Leopold I, 1671-GS, St. Veit mint, NGC XF 40, finest and only example in NGC census, KM Plate Coin. KM-1257 (this coin). Richly rainbow

598. Austria (Holy Roman Empire), taler, Rudolf II, 1603, Ensisheim mint (Alsace region, now France). Dav-3034. 28.26

grams. Lightly toned XF+ (deep rainbow-colored spot above head), with a couple spots of extra metal, including a cud in reverse legend and an interesting “eye patch” die-chip over the emperor’s eye, scarce (not the usual mint for Austrian talers). Estimate: $200-$300.

toned, with minor central weakness and parts of edge slightly crude (as made) but no big problems for the grade, boldly re-punched 7 of date Plate Coin in Krause-Mishler’s Standard Catalog of World Coins (various print editions). NGC #4739928-010. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Azores (under Portugal)

Bolivia (colonial) Gold

605. Potosí, Bolivia, bust gold 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1797PP. 602. Terceira Island, Azores (under Portugal), copper X reis,

Maria II, 1830, NGC AU 58 BN. Gomes-02.01; KM-6. Bold details,

color ranging from chocolate brown to coppery orange, scarce one-year issue. NGC #5709387-010. Estimate: $350-$500.

Janson-75.9; CT-395; KM-78. 3.35 grams. AU- with lightly hairlined obverse

center (bust), encrustation in crevices on reverse, the rims particularly nice and lustrous, scarce type. Estimate: $350-$500.

Pillars

Belgium 603. Liège, Belgium, bronze church token, undated (ca.1650). Renesse-72; Eklund-86. 4.39 grams. Obverse with skull and

crossbones below ANNIVERSARIUM; reverse with crossed bones with fireballs above and below, ECCLESI. at top and LEODI. at bottom; boldly struck AU+ (the reverse slightly off-center) with traces of original luster. Used as a communion token at a chapter of St. Lambert Cathedral in Liège. Estimate: $150-$225.

606. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1769JR,

regular 9 over fancy 9, no dot after king’s name. Janson-58.3.3; CT-unl (Type 106); KM-50. 26.90 grams. Lightly

toned AXF, with tiny bit of extra metal in field below QUE, scarce and interesting variety that is actually a muling of dies because the fancy-9 issue shows a dot after the king’s name, which this does not. Estimate: $350-$500.

607. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1770/69JR,

no dot after king’s name, NGC AU 55. Janson-58.4.2; CT-971; KMunl (50 for type). Scarce overdate, choice fields with traces of luster under

golden toning in legends, well-struck details, minimal high-point

604. Denomination set of three copper Mechelen, Belgium, wear and bagmarks (should be AU 58 in our opinion), second highest undated church tokens (1888), St. Rumbold’s Cathedral, in PCGS slabs: 100 centimes, MS62 BN; 75 centimes, MS62 RB; 50 centimes, MS64 RB. Choice set of three different de-

grade in NGC census behind a pair of AU 58s. NGC #4742985-002. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

nominations, all with at least some violet toning and traces of original luster (especially on the smaller two), all with lion in shield between S and R (for St. Rumbold) on one side and denomination within (or below, on the smallest) legends referring to the Ecclesia Metropolitana Mechliniae (Metropolitan Church of Mechelen), no others graded by PCGS or NGC and apparently quite rare in uncirculated condition. These tokens were used in the administration of alms to the needy during a lull in government services to that effect. PCGS #37805090, 37805091, and 37805092. Estimate: $250-$375.

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608. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1770JR, dot after king’s name. Janson-58.4.4; CT-972; KM-50. 27.00 grams. Choice strike with bold AU details but the fields heavily hairlined from cleaning. Estimate: $250-$375.

Busts

609. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1777PR, NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census. Janson-63.6; CT-978; KM-55. Choice luster and strike (especially on the reverse), with frosty

details and practically no marks, incipient toning, worthy of its lofty status in the census (in fact the top grade for the whole series except for the hoard specimens dated 1774). NGC #4742985-003. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

611. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1779PR, NGC

MS 64. Janson-63.8.2; CT-980; KM-55. Brilliant luster and choice strike,

very frosty and beautiful, no wear or marks at all, begs for a higher grade but in any case tied with one other for finest known in the NGC census (top grade for the whole series except for the hoard specimens dated 1774). NGC #4742985-004. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

612. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808PJ (struck

1808-13), NGC MS 63. Janson-76.20; CT-732; KM-73. Interesting frozen-date issue revealed by the late Arnaldo Cunietti in 1990; lustrous and well struck except for typically weakness below crown on reverse, tied with four others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. NGC #4494723-003. Estimate: $400-$600.

613. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 reales-sized silver proclamation medal, no wear, minimal surface hairlines under very light toning (stronger above hair). NGC #3743404-027. Estimate: $500-$750.

Ferdinand VII, 1808. Medina-346; Fonrobert-9392. 26.70 grams. Obverse with Cerro de Potosí between pillars with double-headed eagle at top within legend OPTIMO PRINC PUBLICE FIDELIT JURAT (the words separated by flowers), reverse with POTOSI / PRO / FERNANDO VII / ANO / 1808 above flower within wreath border. Nicely toned AVF with crude hole at top, light old scratches to right of PRO, some weak strike in centers. Estimate: $125-$200.

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610. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1777PR,

NGC MS 61. Janson-63.6; CT-978; KM-55. Choice strike, muted luster,

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616. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1773JR, with dot after king’s name, unlisted variety with dots as doughnut shapes, NGC AU 50. Janson-65.1.1; KM-53; CT-1381. 6.80 grams Broad

614. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1819PJ, NGC MS 63. Janson-86.9; CT-608; KM-84. Choice luster and strike

(especially on reverse), the obverse with light bluish toning, a couple tiny bagmarks only, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. NGC #4323257-005. Estimate: $300-$450.

flan that extends past the corded rims, much wear for the grade but with clean fields, lightly toned, second finest in NGC census behind a single AU 55, very curious variety with a central depression in all the dots (reason unknown) with the exception of the complete dot between the mintmark and denomination. NGC #4704138-002. Estimate: $150-$225.

617. Potosí, Bolivia,

bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1774JR. Janson-65.2.3;

CT-1383; KM-53. 6.58 grams.

Lustrous and well-struck UNC with light surface hairlines from cleaning, still an impressive grade, flashy all over. Estimate: $150-$225.

618. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1/2 real,

Ferdinand VII, 1822PJ, NGC MS 64. Janson-90.7; CT-1375; KM-90. Deeply toned over luster, nice strike and no marks

615. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1825J, or wear, second highest grade in NGC

NGC AU 55. Janson-86.15.1; CT-616; KM-84. Popular final date of colonial issue, much scarcer single-letter assayer, incipient toning, luster in legends, slightly crude strike near parts of rims, tiny (dark) natural lacunae at DEI, tied for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #4742985-008. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

census (MS 65 being highest). NGC #1879424-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

619. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1825JL, NGC MS 64. Janson-90.10; CT-1380; KM-90. Popular

final date of colonial issue, this specimen highly lustrous with satin-smooth fields, no toning, nice strike, second highest grade in NGC census (MS 65 being highest). NGC #4489238-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

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The Bolivian Monetary Medals of 1825-1879 by Daniel Frank Sedwick

Numismatics is the marriage of art with history, and few examples show this better than the Bolivian monetary medals of 1825-1879, for in these pieces of silver and gold we see not just the history of a fledgling country but also the creative expression and skilled artisanship of experienced craftsman at a centuries-old mint. You don’t need to know Bolivian history or Latin American numismatics to appreciate the beauty of these medals, but you do need both to understand them. The history of early Bolivia can be summarized in one word—caudillism—and to some degree all the nascent Latin American republics suffered from this concept after independence from Spain because of the military nature of their liberation. As the original caudillo, General Simón Bolívar spawned future generations of macho military leaders who treated their various presidencies like divine appointments. Their bravado is explicit on these medals. The harder element for understanding these medals is sheer numismatics: Why were they made in certain sizes and finenesses, and in relatively large quantity? How can we use their die designs and other numismatic aspects (like edge and axis) to determine in what order they were made, and why? To a great degree the study presented here, on the occasion of our offering of the Whittier Collection of Bolivian Monetary Medals as part of our Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction #26 (November 1-2, 2019), is just a re-organization of information already published in various books, articles and auction sales, particularly by Bosco, Burnett, Craig, Derman, Doty, Flatt, Fonrobert and others. Anyone with further interest should absorb these excellent references (see bibliography at end). My goal here is simply to explain and present these fascinating pieces clearly and succinctly. The Early Bolivian Presidents The best way to start to categorize these medals is by the order of Bolivian presidents who oversaw their issue. I must stress these were not just presidents in the sense that we think of today but in fact were more like rulers or monarchs. To keep this article brief, I will not present the full history of each man listed—as retrospectively amusing as some may be—nor will I discuss the various interim presidents who did not issue medals in this period (in fact they are omitted from this list entirely). Any specific historical events relevant to the medals will be mentioned within each series of medals. Here I present the presidencies to which the medals correspond (with the names in boldface to be used as shorthand for the rest of the article), the dates given here being their dates of tenure and not necessarily dates of issue for the medals: Simón Bolívar, 1825 Antonio José de Sucre, 1825-1828 Andrés de Santa Cruz, 1829-1839 José Miguel de Velasco Franco, 1839-1841 Mariano Enrique Calvo Cuellar, 1841 José Ballivián, 1841-1847 Manuel Isidoro Belzu, 1848-1855 Jorge Córdova, 1855-1857 José María Linares, 1857-1861 José María de Achá, 1861-1864 Mariano Melgarejo, 1864-1871 Hilarión Daza, 1876-1879 Evidence that Monetary Medals were Coins While knowledge about the medals has progressed over the years, the documents behind the production of these medals—if such records ever existed—have never been found. What we think is that any record of striking these pieces was subsumed into the various tallies at the mints where they were made, presumably limited to Potosí, La Paz 134


and Oruro, as surely only official mints could have made such quantities.1 Some known contemporary documents refer to these pieces as coins: An 1831 letter in reference to pieces commemorating the new Constitution calls them monedas de un real (coins of 1 real), for example, and an 1853 document mentions algunas monedas del sello especial (some coins of a special stamp) being prohibited except by order of the government, as well as permission being granted to strike la moneda de timbre especial (coin of a special stamp).2 There is other circumstantial evidence, however, to show these pieces were actually intended to circulate as coins all along. The most obvious evidence is that nearly all these medals, with the exception of the larger-than-dollar sizes, correspond to known denominations. For most of the period in question, the official silver coins were denominated in soles, in exact analog with the Spanish reales that preceded them; i.e., the former silver-dollar-sized3 8 reales was replaced by the 8 soles.4 The fractions of these coins, in descending order, were 4 soles, 2 soles, 1 sol, ½ sol and ¼ sol. In 1863 a decimal system was adopted, with the dollar-sized coin known as a boliviano and its fractions logically known as 1/5 boliviano, 1/10 boliviano and 1/20 boliviano. Numismatic catalogs also show a slightly smaller medallic coin denomination of melgarejo5 starting in 1865 (after Melgarejo took over the presidency and put his bust on the coins), with fractions of ½ melgarejo and ¼ melgarejo (note the return to a system of eighths versus decimal). This brief series effectively replaced the smaller coinage in the boliviano series (in which mintage of minors actually ceased in 1866) and is a key to our discussion because in fact they followed the tradition of the monetary medals that started in 1825. In truth the Bolivian monetary situation throughout the 1800s was even more complicated than that. Debasement was at the heart of it, for while dollar-sized coins and gold remained steady at about 90% and 87.5% purity respectively, all the silver minors dropped to 67% fineness in 1830.6 Further complication came in 1859 when all but the 4 soles dropped in weight by more than 25% while the fineness was raised back to 90% (the 4 soles continued at regular weight but lower fineness). More troubling still was the fact that no silver minors were struck at all during 1831-52.7 Small-size monetary medals, however, were struck in great number during this time. What other purpose would they serve? On the commercial side we have even more evidence that these monetary medals were made to be and used as coins. For example, they are referenced in Argentine money-exchange tables from the time, despite the fact that they generally bear neither denomination nor country name.8 Also, a hoard of about 1400 of these pieces from the vaults of a Cochabamba bank (the so-called NASCA hoard of 1979, cataloged by Bosco) proves that they were deposited as money at some point. Finally we go back to the pieces themselves: Most have reeded edges (versus the plain edge we see on traditional medals), and some are even struck in coin alignment.9 The fact that different designs were used for silver and gold monetary medals—with virtually none made in copper—is also evidence of their use as money, since true medals generally used the same dies for copper, silver and gold issues depending on the importance of the intended recipient. Most significant, perhaps, is the fact that production of Bolivian monetary medals began in 1825, two years before any official coins were struck, following a Spanish colonial tradition in which so-called proclamation medals were made in coin denominations as well (some with the denomination stated thereon) and in fact used as money. Of course, the Bolivian monetary medals were not proclaiming new kings like the colonial proclamation medals did, and it is confusing or even erroneous to call the new Bolivian pieces proclamation medals. But they were quite useful for putting the 1 Some medals are attributed to other cities like Cochabamba and Sucre, as stated on the medals themselves, but without any official mints in those cities it is assumed these issues were struck at Potosí for those cities. In fact it is possible that issues attributed to La Paz were made in Potosí as well (no prior publication to my knowledge has ever addressed this question in depth); my statement here is simply that the three cities listed are the only ones known to have had official coin mints. 2 Flatt, pp. 123-4. 3 Spanish speakers tend to call this size of coin a peso, but I find that term confusing when later coins are actually denominated in pesos and in other context peso can simply mean weight. The British term crown is used by other numismatists; to my North American audience the term dollar just makes the most sense. 4 Similar for gold, formerly escudos but now simply scudos, although many believe that is simply a misinterpretation of the denomination letter S on the coins, which was used in colonial times as well to denote escudo (Latin: scutum). 5 Note that for denominations the first letter is lower case, whereas any reference to the actual person (Melgarejo) is upper case. 6 Spanish speakers refer to this debased coinage as moneda feble. 7 Approximate dates, as it differed by denomination. For example, 2 soles are known for 1831 and the ¼ sol was struck in 1852. 8 Lill, referencing Christensen. 9 Alignment (or axis) refers to whether the orientation from front to back follows a top-to-bottom flip (coin) or side-to-side (medal).

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important news and propaganda of the time into a form that everyone from poor natives to wealthy criollos would see and propagate. Richard Doty said it best: “the slogans would appeal to the literate, the images to the illiterate, the intrinsic value to both.” They were, plain and simple, medallic coins. So why the big fuss to prove they are coins? With the exception of the melgarejo series mentioned above (and a few others), these pieces are not listed in the Standard Catalog of World Coins (Krause-Mishler), and they are not certified as coins by NGC. The Whittier Collection featured here is significant in that each piece is certified by PCGS with a coin denomination. It is time for us all to get on the same page about these monetary medals! Cataloging the Monetary Medals The works of Fonrobert (1868), Bosco (1980) and, above all, Burnett (1987) went a long way to organize and classify the Bolivian monetary medals, but the list of newly discovered varieties keeps growing, as the Whittier collection demonstrates. In most cases there is a basic design (sometimes in several different sizes) with a long string of varieties, such as axis (coin or medal), edge (reeded, plain, lettered) or placement of the elements relative to the legends. As Burnett himself said, “If I have found new types and varieties, you are no less able to do so.” Much like the ever popular and heavily studied British “Admiral Vernon” medals of 1739, the academic corpus grows closer to reconstructing the entire record of what was made and in what order with each new generation of collectors. To quote Burnett again, “This list is certainly expandable and it must be done.” It is our duty as serious numismatists to carry the torch. My hope is that the next generation of collectors will find some inspiration here and accept Burnett’s invitation to expand the list through studious collecting. As I mentioned, my goal here is not to completely re-catalog the known pieces but to provide a simplified overview based on what I see as related designs within a cohesive series. In a word, I am establishing types that often encompass different denominations. The generally accepted starting point is date, as the majority show dates in their designs, although some designs span multiple years. Keep in mind these could be dates of issue or simply the date of what is being commemorated (like a Constitution or a battle) on a medal issued years later. Very often we find medals from two different issues, known as “mules,” some even with different dates on each side and others with no date on either side. Burnett was diligent in trying to determine which side was the obverse and which was the reverse for any given piece, but the fact is that each die could have been used for either side. This made for lots of “mules” between what otherwise should have been different series. The critical thing is to learn when each design originated, and why, which is what I hope to convey here. Bolívar (1825)

1) 1825 Potosí—Burnett 1 through 6 The first series of medals in 1825 focused on celebrating new independence and liberation by Bolívar. Naturally, the largest of the medals (10, 12 and 15 soles) show a portrait of Bolívar with various statements of homage, like POTOSI MANIFIESTA SU GRATITUD (“Potosí shows its gratitude”). On the other side is either the Cerro de Potosí10 with a radiant sunface above (for the Potosí issues) or Minerva and a Roman soldier flanking a globe (for the Chuquisaca issues). The smaller 2-soles issues combine the Cerro de Potosí on one side with a llama on the other. While the larger pieces arguably were intended as just medals and not coins, the smaller pieces surely set the stage for the intentional manufacture and use of these medals as coins. Sucre (1825-1828) 2) 1826 Potosí—Burnett 7 The second series is dated 1826, during the tenure of Sucre but really just commemorating the new Constitution of Bolivia, adopted on December 9, 1826, represented by an open book with the fragmented words LEY FUNDAMENTAL (“fundamental law”). The other side shows a wreath around the word BOLIVIANA. Legends follow the previous pattern but with homage to the Constitution this time. Only the small 1-sol denomination is known.

10 Cerro literally means hill, but really this place is a small mountain, famous for harboring vast amounts of silver and making Potosí at one time the richest city in the world. To say “mountain of Potosí” is an exaggeration, while “hill of Potosí” is too diminutive, so I prefer to preserve the Spanish term in this instance.

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Santa Cruz (1829-1839) 3) 1829 Potosí—Burnett 8 The 1829 issues show either a dove of peace on one side and Cerro de Potosí with name of Santa Cruz in legend on the other side, or the same Cerro de Potosí design on one side and a seated native on the other side without a date, and they are all known only in the 1-sol size. We see this same seated-native design as a muling later in this list with an Ingavi Four-Year Anniversary design (undated but presumably 1845). 4) 1831 Potosí—Burnett 9 The 1831 issues are presented in Burnett as just a 1-sol size with open-book Constitution like before but with a dated legend in five lines in the center on other side; however, the Derman and Whittier collections have both yielded pieces in 2-, 1- and ½-sol sizes that are linked to this 1831 issue by one side showing Bolivian arms within legend REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA. One of the 1-sol pieces also shows AMERICA LIBRE around the face of Bacchus, a symbol of the Potosí mint. 5) 1833 and 1835 Potosí—Burnett 10 through 13 An urn inside a wreath defines the issues of 1833 and 1835, which show either the Cerro de Potosí or a standing angel with a dog on the other side, known in both 1-sol and ½-sol sizes. The legends refer to either Santa Cruz or (amazingly) his wife, Francisca Cernadas. Muling of dies prevents this series from being split by date. 6) 1838 Potosí—Burnett 14 The 1838 issues feature Santa Cruz’s victories at Yanacocha and Socobaya, marking his conquest of and confederation with Peru (North and South), reflected in the legends, with central imagery of a standing native holding a palm frond in one hand and a cornucopia in the other on one side and the Cerro de Potosí linked by breastworks to the neighboring Mt. Illimani on the other side. These pieces are all in the 2-soles size. Velasco (1839-1841) 7) 1839 Potosí—Burnett 15 and 16 The first 1839 issues mark the new Constitution following the downfall of Santa Cruz after his defeat at Yungay by Argentina and Chile (who opposed Bolivia’s confederation with Peru). This time the openbook Constitution (LEY FUNDAMENTAL) is being carried by a flying angel blowing a trumpet that says LIBERTAD (Liberty), with a palm tree on the other side of the medal, struck in 1-sol size only but in both silver and gold, the latter (the first gold monetary medal) being a 1 scudo. 8) 1839 Potosí—Burnett 17 The 1839 issues continue with new imagery of a phoenix rising from flames on one side and a standing angel holding a staff topped with a Liberty cap and with a lion at his feet on the other side, known in both silver and gold, in the 1-sol size only. 9) 1840 Potosí—Burnett 18 Visually very similar to the 1839 issues, and also in only 1-sol size, the 1840 pieces revert to an homage to the president (Velasco), represented by a small military bust above flags on one side and a standing Justice figure on the other side. Calvo (1841) 10) 1841 Potosí—Burnett 125 This undated issue, the first to be struck in 4-soles size (and nothing else), is a tribute to acting president Calvo, issued in uniface with the design of an arm holding a Liberty cap-topped lance. B a l l i v i á n (1841-1847) 11) 1841 Potosí—Burnett 126 (2S), 19 through 21 (1S and 1/2S) This 1841-dated series is a memorial to national independence following the defeat of forces under Peruvian president Agustín Gamarra by General José Ballivián at Ingavi on November 18, 1841, after Gamarra had invaded Bolivia during a chaotic situation in which the Bolivian government was split between three regions (Chuquisaca, Cochabamba and La Paz) but galvanized under Ballivián. These 137


medals come in three different sizes, with two totally different designs. The 2-soles size without date shows a standing native blowing a horn to the left with an olive branch in his other hand and a llama at his feet on one side and a flag-topped column supported by an arm inscribed with BALLIN (for Ballivián) coming from the right within a wreath on the other side. The smaller medals, in 1-sol size in silver and 1-scudo and ½-scudo size in gold, all feature a radiant sun over mountains and battlefield on one side and a flag-topped monument on the other. 12) 1841 Potosí—Burnett 124 and 127 These 1-sol sized issues (in silver and gold) are a tribute by the city of Sucre to peace after the Battle of Ingavi and show a descending dove with an olive branch in its beak on one side and a column within a wreath on other side. 13) 1842 Potosí—Burnett 22 and 23 The tribute to Ingavi morphed into an homage to Ballivián in the 1842 issues, all in the 1-sol size, which show the Cerro de Potosí on one side and the bare head of Ballivián on the other. 14) 1843 Potosí—Burnett 24 and 25 The 1843 issues concern the new Constitution of 1843, rendered like before as an open book with LEY FUNDAMENTAL on one side of the medal, the other side being either the same descending-dove design as the 1841 Sucre issues or a tied bundle of quill, sword and staff with the last topped with Liberty cap. As in 1842, these are all 1-sol size. 15) 1844 Potosí—Burnett 26 and 27 The 1844 issues revert to a tribute to Ballivián, this time shown in the form of a laureate bust, the open-book Constitution now reduced to a small version with just L F (for LEY FUNDAMENTAL) atop a pedestal with a sword piercing the book, all within a wreath. As before, these are 1-sol size only. 16) 1845 Potosí—Burnett 128 This is a commemorative for the fourth anniversary of Ingavi, no date, 1 sol only, showing a tall column said to be erected on the spot where Gamara was killed. The obverse of this issue shows a seated native design that is also found with an 1829 reverse (Burnett 8). 17) Pre-1848 Potosí—Burnett 129 and 130 Struck without date in 1-sol size in gold and silver, these are a tribute to Ballivián’s wife, Mercedes Coll (the second time a Bolivian president’s wife was so honored), which is strange considering that Ballivián’s seduction of Belzu’s wife around 1845 lost him the support of his former friend, Belzu. Since Ballivián was exiled in December 1847, it makes no sense that Burnett categorized this issue as “ca. 1848.” Belzu (1848-1855) 18) 1849 Potosí—Burnett 28 This issue marks the first of many issues honoring President Belzu, this particular type struck only in 1-sol size with a clasped-hands design on one side and explicit mention of GENERAL BELZU on the other. 19) 1849 Oruro—Burnett 29 A new mint started operation in Oruro in 1849, using partially debased silver (0.750 fine), and its first “coins” were these medals, all in the 1-sol size. One side shows the Cerro de Socabón (Oruro’s counterpart to the Cerro de Potosí) with a church and the sun on one side and a tribute to Belzu on the other with (significantly) a mintmark, denomination and assayers’ initials placed around the date. Reference books consider these to be true coins, which in fact they are, even though all except one specimen in the Whittier sale are medal alignment and the great majority are holed for wearing as pendants. 20) 1850 Potosí—Burnett 30 through 32 These larger pieces are evidence of Belzu’s unabashed caudillism (as they all show a bust of the president as the main feature) and demonstrate his penchant for Greek mythology, perhaps inspired by the “phoenix” medals of 1839. The largest pieces (60- and 36-sol size, with PREMIO in exergue to indicate they were prizes of some sort) show Liberty placing a wreath over Belzu’s bust on a pedestal on one side and a lion sleeping with a nude boy under a palm tree on the other; the 4-sol size (nothing smaller) shows the same bust of Belzu alone on one side and 138


Hercules with club atop the Hydra on the other side. (Note: smaller issues attributed to 1850 are grouped under the 1851-1852 series below, for reasons I state there.) 21) 1851 and 1852 Potosí—Burnett 33 through 35 and 38 through 50 I refer to this as the “angel/assassin/temple” series of 8-, 4-, 2-, and 1-sol size pieces (some in gold) across two dates in shared designs, many of which also (or only, in the case of Burnett 33 and 34) show an 1850 date in reference to an attempted assassination of president Belzu by General Morales on September 6 of that year. These pieces diverge from the previous 1850 issue and other 1852 issues in that they do not show a bust of Belzu. As my first sentence indicates, all show a combination of two (one on each side) of three designs: a flying angel blowing a horn to left and holding a wreath with Belzu’s name to right; a togate criminal (whom Fonrobert thought might be Oedipus, following Belzu’s Greek mythology theme, but I prefer to equate to Belzu’s would-be assassin) fleeing to right threatened by a sword at left; and the radiant, domed temple known as La Rotunda, erected on the spot where Belzu’s attempted assassination took place. Less used but also in the mix is a design of Liberty seated with a baby and a youth facing a radiant sun, as well as one-off designs such as a congressional scene, the main plaza of Potosí with Cerro to right, or a large moth (with Cochabamba reference in legend), all of which are found mated with one of the “angel/assassin/temple” designs. 22) 1851 Potosí—Burnett 36 and 37 This separate issue in just the 1-sol size commemorates the new Constitution of 1851, represented as an open book like before but this time with CONSTITUCION BOLIVIANA, the other side showing either a nude angel (whom Fonrobert calls Genius, from Roman mythology) placing a wreath on the head of Belzu on a pedestal (a design re-used in 1853) or the traditional arms (without flags) of Bolivia. The legend of the former is the first instance of reference to Belzu as “jefe” (boss or chief ). 23) 1852 Potosí—Burnett 51 This one-off in 1-sol size shows the main plaza of Potosí under the Cerro to right on one side, with a small bust of Belzu on the other side above date 1852. The Potosí plaza scene was reused in 1854 (see Burnett 66 below). 24) 1852 Potosí—Burnett 53 This appears to be another 1-sol one-off, with Cerro de Potosí above a pair of cornucopiae on one side and a tiny radiant face of Bacchus on the other side, with legends giving tribute to Belzu from the “azogueros” (refiners) of Potosí. 25) 1853 La Paz—Burnett 54 through 60 The third Bolivian Republic mint (after Potosí and Oruro) was established in La Paz in 1853 (striking sporadically thereafter), and these pieces are the first issues, all with mountains behind the city, also found muled with earlier Potosí issues from 1841 and 1843. One Whittier specimen even shows a cornucopia side struck over a 1/5 boliviano of 1865! 26) 1853 Potosí—Burnett 61 through 63 These 1-sol pieces are what I call the “Christmas Eve” issues, as the unifying design is the Cerro de Potosí over the date 24 DE DICIEMBRE DE 1853, the other side being either an angel placing a wreath on Belzu’s head, a left-striding woman or a simple five-line tribute to Belzu as the “Salvador de la Dignidad Nacional” (savior of national dignity). 27) 1854 Potosí—Burnett 52, 64 through 69 Struck in 1- and ½-scudo size in gold (Burnett 64 and 65) and 1-sol size in silver (Burnett 66), with a standing woman holding a baby and flanked by two children on one side and Belzu above clouds and a wreath on other side, but with a chain of mixes with the previous three years’ designs in the 1-sol size, as follows: Burnett 52 is a muling of the Belzu/clouds/wreath side with the main-plaza-of-Potosí scene from 1852 (Burnett 51); Burnett 67 is a muling of the Belzu side with a new design of a seated woman (facing left) next to a condor-on-pedestal (no date); Burnett 68 shows this seated-woman design mated with the national dignity reverse from the 1853 issue (Burnett 63); and finally, Burnett 69 is a muling of the seatedwoman design with the Bolivian arms design from 1851 (Burnett 37). 139


28) 1854 La Paz—Burnett 70 While the Potosí 1-sol issues (above) went through their transformations, in the same year the La Paz mint made just one design, also in 1-sol size, showing a distinctive condor with wing on left pointed upward and face looking to right above a broken chain on one side, the other side with seated woman (facing right, not left as for Potosí) placing a wreath on the small head of Belzu on a pedestal. Córdova (1855-1857) 29) 1855 Potosí—Burnett 71 through 75 This issue commemorates the abdication of Belzu and transmission of office to the new president Córdova (Belzu’s son-in-law), all in 2-soles size with some gold known. With lots of mixing of designs, this series starts with a congressional scene wherein Belzu is being given a medal and sash, followed by pieces with Córdova’s bust over flags and arms, along with designs of either seated Liberty or a flying angel strewing flowers or a helmeted woman offering a baby to God as represented by a radiant cross in the sky. Another design used in this mix shows just the date April 4, 1855, plus one final issue with that date mixed with a standing helmeted woman. The significance of April 4 is unknown (at least to me), as it is neither Córdova’s transmission date nor birthday. 30) 1856 Potosí—Burnett 76 and 77 These medals in 2-soles and 1-sol sizes commemorate the first anniversary of Córdova’s accession and universally feature a seated woman presenting the sash of office on one side and the open-book Constitution within flags on the other side. The fact that Córdova celebrated his first anniversary tells you something about his presidency, which was effectively an extension of the despotic and increasingly challenged regime of Belzu. 31) 1856 La Paz—Burnett 78 This renewal of operations at the La Paz mint consists of a single 1856-dated 1 sol with bust of Córdova on one side and PAZ on the other. 32) 1857 Potosí—Burnett 79 Another 1-sol-only issue with a flying condor on one side and an angel in clouds placing a wreath on Córdova’s head on the other. Córdova was finally run out of office and country by Linares in October of 1857. 33) 1857 La Paz—Burnett 80 through 82 This issue, with legends indicating the La Paz mint, all in 1-sol size only, consists of two designs: one with an angel in clouds placing a wreath on Córdova’s head (as for Potosí) on one side and a coat of arms on the other side, the other with a standing condor on one side and St. George and the Dragon on the other side. Linares (1857-1861) 34) 1857 La Paz—Burnett 83 Continuing the 1-sol-only issues is this new one from La Paz, featuring a facing bust of the new dictator Linares on one side and a standing Minerva on the other side. 35) 1860 Potosí—Burnett 84 This rare one-off, presumably in the 1-sol size only, shows the coat of arms on one side and a wreath around a cap on the other side. Achá (1861-1864) 36) 1861 Potosí—Burnett 85 and 86 Marking the start of both a new president and a new denomination system, these medals made only in the ½-peso size show a bust of Achá on one side and standing Liberty on the other. The legends state “to the victor of San Juan,” from either the people of Potosí (Burnett 85) or of Cochabamba (Burnett 86), but I cannot find any logical “San Juan” event to complete the reference. 140


37) 1863 Potosí—Burnett 87 and 88 and 131 A series of ¼-peso pieces (some without dates) showing the bust of Achá on one side (two different types, one with two different legends) and a small, flying condor over either the Constitution as a closed book (Potosí) or arms and armor and flags (Cochabamba). 38) 1863(?) Potosí—Burnett 132 A single issue, with a downward-flying dove (like the 1843 issues) above Achá’s initials on one side and a sailing ship on other, in a size that has to be a ⅛ peso (Burnett and Fonrobert both call it a 1 sol), which technically could have been struck any time from 1861 to 1864, but given the explosion of medals from 1863 I feel this probably came from the same year. Melgarejo (1864-1871) 39) 1864 Potosí—Burnett 89 A one-year type in just the ⅛-melgarejo size, signaling the change to yet another new denomination system, which continued in parallel with the boliviano system that began in the next year. Here is as good a place as any to compare these two denomination sets: 1 boliviano = 25 grams 1 melgarejo = 20 grams ½ boliviano = 12.5 grams ½ melgarejo = 10 grams 1/5 boliviano = 5 grams ¼ melgarejo = 5 grams 1/10 boliviano = 2.5 grams ⅛ melgarejo = 2.5 grams 1/20 boliviano = 1.25 grams 1/16 melgarejo = 1.25 grams Note that the three lowest denominations are the same weight in both sets. As we shall see, that creates numismatic confusion as to which denomination system a given smaller piece belongs to, although of course in their time that made no difference for commerce. 40) 1865 and 1866 Potosí—Burnett 90 through 94 These are large medals in the 5-, 3 and 2-boliviano size, lauding either Melgarejo or his second-in-command (Secretary of State), Mariano Donato Muñoz, by simple inscription inside a wreath, with one of three designs known so far on the other side: large Liberty bust; standing Roman soldier; or sleeping angel surrounded by cherubs with BOLIVIA above and 1852 date below (clearly not struck in 1852, so that is a bit of a mystery for now). The Derman collection also had an 1865 piece of 5-boliviano size with cherubs on the front and a wreath on the back with a sentiment about love. Yet another known 5-boliviano-sized piece from 1866 shows a seated woman on one side and the Cerro de Potosí on the other side, the latter with tribute to “Jorje Oblitas.” These are big pieces that hardly seem fit for circulation as coins, but the fact is that they were struck more or less in line with the denominations mentioned, and many have reeded edges like coins. 41) 1865 Potosí—Burnett 95 through 100, 102, 103, 113 A complete series of melgarejo denominations (which I will now abbreviate as M) in sizes of 1, ½, ¼ and 1/16, each one with a different design on one side but universally with a left-facing bust of Melgarejo on the other, conjoined with a bust of his second-in-command Muñoz for all but the largest and smallest denominations (1M and 1/16M) and some ¼M. On the other side, the 1M shows the fineness and weight; the ½M and ¼M show AL VALOR Y AL TALENTO, with a legend referring to CANTERIA (which Doty points out refers to a place and not stonecutters). Note these three similar pieces are listed in Krause-Mishler and other coin references as actual coins and many are found worn to support this assertion. Also, as Doty points out, we see contemporary fakes of these pieces, whereas the rest of the monetary medals seem not to have suffered such ignominy. At some point, in any case, the design of the ¼M changed to a condor perched on an olive branch and a cornucopia on one side and just Melgarejo’s head (no Muñoz) on the other (note Burnett refers to this last one as a 1/5 boliviano simply because the legends laud Muñoz instead, but the bust and flavor of the design clearly fit with the 141


rest of the ¼M pieces, the weight being the same either way). No ⅛M are known. The 1/16M (as well as a resurrection of the same design in 1868 for this denomination only, Burnett 113) show a cowering dragon under a sword, again with just the bust of Melgarejo on the other side. 42) 1865 Potosí—Burnett 101 All of these are 1/10 bolivianos by size and theme, featuring a beehive on one side and national coatof-arms on other side. As simple as this design sounds, Burnett was able to locate eight different varieties depending on how many bees were flying versus resting on the hive, and which directions the bees were facing. 43) 1866 Potosí—Burnett 104 Just when you thought you could trust that the bust of Melgarejo meant a 1-melgarejo coin (or one of its fractions), here comes this 1-boliviano piece with Melgarejo’s military bust but with the legend lauding his secretary Muñoz, the other side showing the Bolivian coat of arms, with both dates 1865 and 1866 shown as the tenure of Muñoz. 44) 1866 Potosí—Burnett 105 Similar to the 1865 ½-melgarejo pieces (but in an in-between size of 32mm and 17 to 19 grams) with busts of Melgarejo and Muñoz together (Burnett 96) but with the legend referencing Viacha (a town outside La Paz) and the date January 24, 1866, the other side a resurrection of the 1850 Hercules and Hydra design (Burnett 31). 45) 1866 Potosí—Burnett 106 Another one-off with bust of Melgarejo (alone), this time in the ¼-melgarejo size, with the Bolivian arms on the other side and legends referring to the Peruvian President (Colonel) Prado and his repelling of a Spanish re-invasion in the May 2, 1866, Battle of Callao. 46) 1867 Potosí—Burnett 107 and 109 Yet another single-size issue with Melgarejo’s bust, this in the ½-boliviano size (Burnett calls it a ¼ melgarejo, but the weight is 13.5 grams and the diameter is 30mm), but also made in gold, which would constitute a 4 soles, the other side showing the Cerro de Potosí and the legends referring to Melgarejo’s visit to Potosí on December 20, 1867. 47) 1867 La Paz—Burnett 108 This is a big medal, 5 melgarejos by weight, with high-relief bust of Melgarejo on one side and the other side pegging the issue to La Paz and thematically to the areas of science and industry, with date February 7, 1867. 48) 1868 Potosí—Burnett 110 through 112 These two pieces in the fractional ¼- and ⅛-melgarejo (or 1/5- and 1/10-boliviano) sizes make reference to the new Constitution of December 24-25, 1868 (as the typical open book on the smaller piece) on one side and Melgarejo’s usual bust on the other side, with reference to the town of Tarata (near Cochabamba) on the larger piece. 49) 1869 Potosí—Burnett 114 This one-off in gold (1-scudo size) is the famous “birthday issue” showing Melgarejo’s bust on one side and the date March 28 (his birthday) on the other, with legends to the effect of “from Potosí to His Excellency on his birthday,” in modern terms basically what we would call a “birthday card” to the dictator! 50) 1869 Potosí—Burnett 115 through 121 The final medals struck under Melgarejo were these less-artistic tributes to the first steam-powered minting at Potosí, struck in a range of sizes that did not fit neatly into Burnett’s system of denominations: a massive “5 melgarejos” (more like a 5 bolivianos, with weight around 125 grams); the next about half that size that Burnett calls “3 melgarejos” (65 grams); then a “1/3 melgarejo” (9-10 grams, but smaller in diameter than the previous ½ melgarejos); and finally a “1/8 melgarejo” (could equally be a 1/10 boliviano); with gold also in the two middle sizes (their denominations even more indeterminate). They all show the bust of Melgarejo on one side and plain wording on the other. Daza (1876-1879) 51) 1879 Potosí—Burnett 123 The need for monetary medals apparently dropped for ten years until the new dictator Daza (acknowledged as Bolivia’s last caudillo) authorized this 20-centavos series in 1879 with his bust on one side and a coat of arms on the other. Significantly, the legend on these pieces actually says “20 CS” for the denomination. Not surprisingly, these 142


are listed in Krause-Mishler and other references as actual coins, despite the fact that they circulated alongside other “regular issue” 20 centavos without Daza’s bust. 52) 1879 La Paz—Burnett 122 This one last issue must be included among the Bolivian monetary medals series, a 12mm gold piece (1 scudo) with a llama over the date on one side and the coat of arms of the city of La Paz on the other. Unlike the silver from Potosí, there is no denomination, and it is not found in coin books… but it should be. How to Collect the Bolivian Monetary Medals One of the best features of this series is that almost none of the 52 types outlined above is restrictively rare. In fact, many types are quite common. The challenge is to find choice pieces, as they were all generally well used (with the exception of the larger-than-dollar sizes). Most specimens are holed, as a rule, and we even see a fair number with graffiti or merchant marks. If you are like Burnett, you will strive to find and catalog new varieties, which typically means new dies of already-cataloged designs, but also there will be mulings and maybe the occasional unknown design. In that regard the monetary medals are not like coins, which are more regular and predictable, and to most collectors that just means more fun. I will close with one more plea to NGC and Krause-Mishler to certify and catalog these pieces as coins, even if just the peso size down, as there is no question they were made to be and used as coins. More relevant is the fact that they are bought and sold and collected as such. Bibliography Bosco, Paul. “The Silver Proclamation Coinage of the Bolivian Republic,” Numismatic Quarterly (December 1980) Burnett, Jr., LTC Davis. Bolivian Proclamation Coinage (1987) Derman, Alberto “Coco.” The Alberto “Coco” Derman Collection of Potosí Related Medals (presented by Cayon auctions, Madrid, December 2007) Doty, R.G. “The Bolivian Monetary Medal,” Vol. 25 of the Museum Notes of the American Numismatic Society (1980) Doty, R.G. “The Bolivian Monetary Medal,” Vol. I No 1 of the New England Journal of Numismatics (Summer 1986) Flatt, Horace. The Coins of Independent Peru, Vol. III, Bolivian Moneda Feble (1994) Fonrobert, Jules. Collection of Overseas Coins and Medals (presented by Adolph Weyl, Berlin, 1878) Krause, Chet and Clifford Mishler. Standard Catalog of World Coins (various editions). Lill III, George. “Caudillism as Demonstrated by Bolivian Propaganda Coinage,” presentation for the Chicago Coin Club (1986) Seppa, Dale and Alfredo Almanzar, The Coins of Bolivia, 1820-1970 (1970) Watters, C.A. Coins and Medals of Bolivia, from the Establishment of the Republic to the Present Time (Liverpool, UK, 1876)

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The Whittier Collection of Bolivian Monetary Medals

620. La Plata, Bolivia, 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1808, PCGS AU58. Medina-311; Herrera-26. Obverse with crowned, rampant lion holding down a two-headed eagle with his lower paw, the upper paw touching a double-stacked castle, inside legend FERDINANDO VII HISP ET IND R PALT [in monogram] 1808; reverse with La Plata city arms (double-headed eagle, three mountains, four castles) inside legend OPTIMO PRINC PUBLICE FIDELIT IURAT; edge per bust-type 8 reales. Lustrous, flaw-free fields with light toning, choice details, minimal high-point wear (conservatively graded—looks fully Mint State to us). Pedigreed to the Heritage auction of May 2009 (lot #20326). PCGS #32917079. Estimate: $500-$750.

621. Potosí, Bolivia, 10 soles, 1825, Bolívar, PCGS MS63. Burnett-3A3; Fonrobert-9466. Obverse with Cerro de Potosí with city at base and radiant sunface above within legend . POTOSI MANIFIESTA SU GRATITUD AL GENIO DE LA LIBERTAD . 1825; reverse with military portrait of Bolívar facing right inside legend SIMON BOLIVAR LIBERTADOR DE COLOMBIA Y DEL PERU .; variety with vertical sun ray under second T of GRATITUD (slab label says Burnett 3B in error). Deeply toned (darker in legends) and choice strike, with every detail sharp and unworn, no marks or problems. PCGS #32914166. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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622. Potosí, Bolivia, 10 soles, 1825, Bolívar, Chuquisaca issue, PCGS MS64. Burnett-6A; Fonrobert-9741. Obverse with standing

Minerva and Roman soldier with wreaths in hands flanking globe within legend . LA GRATITUD DE CHUQUISACA ASU LIBERTADOR . 1825; reverse with military portrait of Bolívar facing right inside legend PADRE DE LA PATRIA SIMON BOLIVAR . ; variety with every fifth reed on edge beaded. Choice strike with sharp details, flawless fields, light rainbow toning over muted luster throughout. PCGS #32914168. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

623. Potosí, Bolivia, 10 soles literary award, 1825, Bolívar, Chuquisaca issue, PCGS MS62. Burnett-unl (obv 6); Fonrobert-9743. Obverse with standing Minerva and Roman soldier with wreaths in hands flanking globe within legend . LA GRATITUD DE CHUQUISACA ASU LIBERTADOR . 1825; reverse with seated Minerva facing left holding wreath under legend CERTAMEN LITERARIO at top with POTOSI in exergue at bottom; basically a Potosí literary award with obverse of the Chuquisaca issue. Choice strike, light toning, luster at rims, tiny contact marks only. PCGS #32914170. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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624. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1825, liberators of Colombia and Peru, PCGS MS62.

robert-9468. Obverse

Burnett-4C; Fon-

with Cerro de Potosí with city at base and radiant sunface above within legend . GRATITUD DE LOS EMPLEADOS DE POTOSI . 1825; reverse with standing llama facing left within wreath inside legend ALOS LIBERTADORES DE COLOMBIA Y with sixpetal flower at bottom; variety with lettered decorated edge that reads ETERNISANDO EL 9. DE DICIEMBRE DE 1824. Brilliantly lustrous and perfectly struck, one minor rim-bruise and faint surface hairlines. PCGS #32914169. Estimate: $500-$750.

625. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1826, Constitution, PCGS MS60. Burnett-7; Fonrobert-9470. Obverse

with BOLIVIANA in center within wreath inside legend . LOS EMPLEADOS DE POTOSI POR LA CONSTITUTION; reverse with radiant, open-book Constitution with LEY / FUN / DA / MEN on left page and TAL above three lines of hash marks on right page inside legend JURADA EN 9 DE DICIEMBRE DE 1826 . with six-petal flower at top; raised-dot edge. Deeply rainbow toned over muted luster, choice strike and clean fields but with slight central weakness, bold rims. PCGS #32914171. Estimate: $150-$225.

626. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1829, Santa Cruz / dove, PCGS MS63. Burnett-8C; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with dove flying downward-left with olive branch in beak inside legend PAZ, UNION E INDEPENDENCIA DE BOLIVIA *; reverse with Cerro de Potosí above ANO DE 1829 within legend AL JRAL SANTA CRUZ, LOS EMPLEADOS DE POTOSI *; edge with open hexagons alternating with double x’s (what Burnett called “fretwork”). Choice deep strike and luster with faint but lovely pink, golden and greenish toning all over. PCGS #32914173. Estimate: $200-$300. 627. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1829, Santa Cruz / native, PCGS MS62. Burnett-unl (obv 128, rev 8);

Fonrobert-9480. Obverse with seated native in headdress holding olive branch in left hand and cornucopia in right hand within legend LA CAPITAL DE POTOSI with LA ABUNDANCIA / EN LA PAZ in exergue; reverse with Cerro de Potosí above ANO 1829 . inside legend AL JRAL SANTA CRUZ, LOS EMPLEADOS DE POTOSI *; reeded edge. Bold strike, slightly grainy surfaces (as made) with top lettering and rim on reverse doubled. PCGS #32914174. Estimate: $150-$225.

628. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, (1831), República Boliviana,

PCGS MS63. Burnett-unl; Fonrobert-unl. Both sides with arms inside REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA, the oval centers different, one of which is essentially the same as on the 1 sol dated 1831 in the next lot as well as on the undated 1/2 sol in lot 631, but with unique laurel edge on this 2 soles, a completely unlisted and unrecorded issue. Colorful toning (from bright gold to deep blue) over luster, choice (undersized) strike on a small flan for the denomination, with a few minor marks and slight high-point weakness. PCGS #32908391. Estimate: $500-$750.

629. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1831, República Boliviana / Constitution, PCGS MS62,

ex-Derman. Burnett-unl (obv unl, rev 9); Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with arms inside REPUBLICA BO-

LIVIANA (matching design of previous lot); reverse with JURADA / EN POTOSI / EN 4 DE SEP / TIEMBRE / 1831 within wreath (matching next lot); reeded edge. Choice details and fields, the obverse with much luster but the deeply struck reverse with faint trace of “43” inked or engraved at top. Pedigreed to the Alberto “Coco” Derman collection (Cayón auction of December 2007, lot #742, where it was listed as “inédita” [unpublished]). PCGS #32914177. Estimate: $400-$600.

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630. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1831, Constitution, PCGS MS63. Burnett-9; Fonrobert-9498. Obverse with

radiant, open-book Constitution with LEY / FUN / DA on left page and MEN / TAL / * on the right page inside legend CONSTITUCION BOLIVIANA; reverse with JURADA / EN POTOSI / EN 4 DE SEP / TIEMBRE / 1831 within wreath; reeded edge. Deeply toned over muted luster, no apparent marks or wear, parts of rims weak (as made). PCGS #32914175. Estimate: $150-$225.

631. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 sol, (1831), America Libre / República Bolivi-

ana, PCGS MS64. Burnett-unl; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with face of Bacchus inside rays within legend AMERICA LIBRE; reverse with arms inside legend REPUBLICA BOLIVIA (matching the design of one side of lots 628 and 629 above), unlisted in references but matching an example in the Derman collection (Cayón auction of December 2007, lot #978). The Bacchus face (in smiling form) has been a symbol of the Potosí mint since colonial times and a large version hangs over the entrance to this day. Choice strike, beautiful luster, no toning, no marks or wear but chin of face slightly flat. The unique legend AMERICA LIBRE should be a big draw for any collector of post-colonial Americana! PCGS #32908393. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

632. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1833, Santa Cruz / mining tribunal, PCGS MS64. Burnett-10A; Fon-

robert-9502. Obverse with Cerro de Potosí over 1833. within legend EL TRIBUNAL GRAL DE MINERIA DE LA REPUBLICA; reverse with urn inside wreath within legend AL GRAN C . ANDRES STA CRUZ PRESIDENTE DE BOLIVIA . ; diagonally reeded edge. Lightly rainbow toned over muted luster, no marks or wear. As noted in Burnett, this particular issue makes the urn look like a heart, but similar pieces in 1835 series clearly show that it is an urn (see next lot). PCGS #32914178. Estimate: $300-$450.

633. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 sol, 1835, Francisca Cernadas (wife of Santa Cruz), PCGS MS65. Burnett13A; Fonrobert-9508. Obverse

with urn inside wreath within legend LOS EMPLEADOS DE POTOSI ANO DE . 1835 .; reverse with cherub and dog below laureate wreath within legend ALAS VIRTUDES DELA SRA . FCA . CERNADAS .; reeded edge, Very bold strike, light toning over luster (dark spot on date), minor lamination in urn. Here the central element is clearly an urn and not a heart (see previous lot). PCGS #32914179. Estimate: $200-$300.

634. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1838, Santa Cruz’s victories at Yanacocha and Socabaya, PCGS MS66. Burnett-14A2; Fonrobert-cf 9517 (commas instead of periods on obverse). Obverse with standing native in headdress holding a palm frond in right hand and cornucopia in left inside legend NOS DAS LA GLORIA , Y LA PAZ , ; reverse with radiant sun above the Cerro de Potosí and Mt. Illimani linked by breastworks inside legend NOSOTROS EL CORAZON / DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI, with exergue AL VENCEDOR DE YANA / COCHA SOCABAYA Y / PASIFICADOR EN / PAURCAPATA. Resplendent with luster, no wear or flaws, minimal toning. PCGS #32914181. Estimate: $400-$600.

635. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 1 scudo, 1839, Constitution, PCGS AU58, ex-Eliasberg (stated on label). Burnett-15; Fonrobert-9522.

Obverse with palm tree inside legend POTOSI ALA CONSTITUCION DEL ANO 1839 .; reverse with standing angel holding the openbook Constitution and blowing the word LIBER / TAD from horn to right above cornucopia, legend REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA to left; diagonally reeded edge. Traces of old purple toning over luster in legends, clean fields, minimal wear on high points, rare and desirable first gold issue in the Bolivian monetary medals series, this example with a long and desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection, and before that as follows: Henry Chapman sale of the John Story Jenks collection, December 1921, lot 6972 (plated); J.C. Morgenthau and Co. (Wayte Raymond) sale of the Waldo C. Newcomer collection, February 1935, lot 50 (unplated, described as “Uncirculated”); John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942. PCGS #32917087. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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636. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 1 scudo, 1839, phoenix, PCGS MS63. Burnett-

unl (as 17.1 but in gold); Fonrobert-unl (as 9524 but in gold). Obverse

with phoenix rising from flames within legend POTOSI A LA REGENERACION DE BOLIVIA; reverse with standing angel holding staff topped with liberty cap, lion at feet, inside legend PATRIA LEY Y LIBERTAD . above and EN FEBRERO 9 DE 1839 . below; diagonally reeded edge. Bold strike, clean fields with muted luster, small natural flaw in phoenix’s right wing. PCGS #32917088. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

637. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1839, phoenix, PCGS MS64. Burnett-17.1; cf Fonrobert-9524. Obverse with phoenix rising from flames within legend POTOSI A LA REGENERACION DE BOLIVIA; reverse with standing angel holding staff topped with liberty cap, lion at feet, inside legend PATRIA LEY Y LIBERTAD . above and EN FEBRERO 9 DE 1839 . below, the A of BOLIVIA and P of POTOSI 2 mm apart; reeded edge. Lustrous satin fields with nice toning around bold details. PCGS #32914184. Estimate: $200-$300. 638. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1840, President Velasco, PCGS MS62.

Burnett-18.2; Fonrobert-9526.

Obverse with facing military bust above four flags within legend POTOSI AL REJENERADOR DE BOLIVIA .; reverse with standing Justice within legend PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL EN 1840 .; reeded edge. Richly rainbow toned over muted luster, no wear or marks but with minor flan flaw below date. PCGS #32915139. Estimate: $150-$225.

639. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 2 scudos, (1841), Ballivián / native / Ingavi, rare, PCGS AU58.

Fonrobert-unl (as 9787 but in gold). Obverse

Burnett-unl (as 126.2 but in gold);

with standing native in headdress blowing horn with olive branch in left hand, llama at his feet, inside legend POTOSI TRANSMITE ALA POSTERIDAD., with llama above PO and end of horn past the period; reverse with arm inscribed with BALLIN holding flag-topped monument within olive and palm wreath inside legend LA GLORIA DEL VENCEDER DE INGAVI; diagonally reeded edge (no lettering). Nice luster and faint toning around details, some light surface hairlines and high-point wear. Missing in Derman. PCGS #32917093. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

640. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, (1841), Ballivián / native / Ingavi, PCGS AU50. Burnett-126.2; Fonrobert-9787. Obverse with standing native in headdress blowing horn with olive branch in left hand, llama at his feet, inside legend POTOSI TRANSMITE ALA POSTERIDAD., with llama above PO and end of horn past the period; reverse with arm inscribed with BALLIN holding flag-topped monument within olive and palm wreath inside legend LA GLORIA DEL VENCEDER DE INGAVI; reeded edge (no lettering). Patchy light toning over luster and faint surface hairlines, traces of residue on monument side, bold strike. PCGS #32905625. Estimate: $125-$200.

641. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 1 scudo, 1841, National Independence / Ingavi, PCGS AU details / damage. Burnett-19; Fonrobert-9796. Obverse with radiant

sun over mountains and battlefield above EN 18. D.N. within legend GRATITUD DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI; reverse with flag-topped monument above DE 1841 within legend AL DEFENSOR D LA INDEPENDENCIA NACIL; diagonally reeded edge. Bold strike with muted luster, no wear, clean fields but with “9” punched into obverse field. Slab label calls it unlisted in error. PCGS #32917090. Estimate: $600-$900.

642. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1841, National Independence / Ingavi, PCGS MS63. Burnett-21.1;

Fonrobert-9797. Obverse with radiant sun over mountains and battlefield above EN 18. D.N. within legend GRATITUD DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI; reverse with flag-topped monument above DE 1841 within legend AL DEFENSOR D LA INDEPENDENCIA NACIL; reeded edge. Perfect bold strike with nice luster, no toning. PCGS #32915140. Estimate: $200-$300.

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643. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1841, National Independence / dove, PCGS MS63. Burnett-unl (obv

8A, rev 21.1; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse

with dove flying downward-left with olive branch in beak inside legend PAZ, UNION E INDEPENDENCIA DE BOLIVIA *; reverse with flag-topped monument above DE 1841 within legend AL DEFENSOR D LA INDEPENDENCIA NACIL; reeded edge. Choice luster and very bold strike, no marks or wear. PCGS #32915142. Estimate: $200-$300.

644. Sucre, Bolivia, 1 sol, (ca. 1841), Ingavi, PCGS AU58. Burnett-127; Fonrobert-9877. Obverse with downward-flying dove with olive branch in beak within legend GRATITUD DE LOS EMPLEADOS DE SUCRE .; reverse with column inside wreath within legend AL ILUSTRE VENCEDOR DE INGAVI with six-petal flower at top; reeded edge. Muted luster splashed with colorful toning, the high points of the dove (and surrounded fields) very slightly worn. PCGS #32905627. Estimate: $150-$225. 645. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1842, Ballivián / Ingavi, refiners of Potosí, PCGS AU58. Burnett-

23B; Fonrobert-9799. Obverse with city and Cerro de Potosí ABOVE 1842 inside legend LOS ASOGUEROS DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI .; reverse with bare head of Ballivián inside legend AL YLUSTRE VENCEDOR DE INGAVI; reeded edge. Lightly toned with traces of luster in legends, bold strike, parts of rims weak due to slightly off-center striking. PCGS #32915143. Estimate: $125-$200.

646. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 1 scudo, pre-1848, Mercedes Coll (wife of

Ballivián), PCGS AU58. Burnett-129; Fonrobert-9462. Obverse with pair of doves above POTOSI within legend A LAS VIRTUDES DE LA SENORA with flower at top; reverse with flaming altar inside legend DONA MERCEDES COLL DE BALLIVIAN; diagonally reeded edge. Choice bold strike and nice luster with only light surface hairlines and tiny flaw in flower. Considering that Ballivián was exiled in December 1847, it is strange that Burnett attributed this issue to “ca. 1848.” Also it is interesting that Ballivián chose to honor his wife when it is known that around 1845 he reportedly attempted to seduce the wife of Belzu, who accordingly turned from supporter to opponent. PCGS #32917094. Estimate: $600-$900.

647. Potosí, Bolivia, piefort 1 sol, pre-1848, Mercedes Coll (wife of Ballivián), PCGS MS62. Burnett-130 in piefort; Fonrobert-9462a in piefort. Obverse with pair of doves above POTOSI within

legend A LAS VIRTUDES DE LA SENORA with flower at top; reverse with flaming altar inside legend DONA MERCEDES COLL DE BALLIVIAN; plain edge. Beautiful strike with ample luster, toning in legends, a few faint marks, previously unknown in piefort. (See note in previous lot.) PCGS #32905630. Estimate: $150-$225.

648. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, pre-1848, Mercedes Coll (wife of Ballivián), PCGS MS62. Burnett-130; Fonrobert-9462a. Obverse

with pair of doves above POTOSI within legend A LAS VIRTUDES DE LA SENORA with flower at top; reverse with flaming altar inside legend DONA MERCEDES COLL DE BALLIVIAN; reeded edge. Good strike with muted luster and incipient toning. (See note in previous lot.) PCGS #32905629. Estimate: $150-$225.

649. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1849, Belzu, PCGS MS65. Burnett-28.1; Fonrobert-9549. Obverse with clasped

hands in front of Liberty-capped caduceus and crossed sword and palm branch within legend LIBERTAD [star] GLORIA UNION [star] COMERCIO with five-point star in olive leaves at top; reverse with olive branches above and below AL GENERAL BELZU within legend EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI with date at bottom; reeded edge. Choice strike with ample luster, incipient toning, no marks or wear. PCGS #32915147. Estimate: $150-$225.

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650. Oruro, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1849, Belzu, PCGS AU details / tooled, gold plated. Burnett-29A but coin axis; Fonrobert-9782 but coin axis.

Obverse with Cerro de Socabón with church to left and sun to right within wreath under legend CERRO DE. SOCN.; reverse with GRATITUD / AL SOR. Pe: / [script] MYB. with legend REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA at top and .OR.1S.1849.JM. across bottom, the latter being the Oruro mintmark (monogram), denomination 1 sol, date and assayer, hence unquestionably intended to circulate as a coin, reinforced by the fact that this piece also has coin axis, unlike all other known specimens; reeded edge. Uneven and slightly off-center strike with some weak areas in the peripheries and a diagnostic die-break on each side, some adjustment marks on reverse but also some old scratches through the (otherwise intact) plating, no doubt to show in its time that it is not a gold coin (considering that “1S” could alternately stand for 1 scudo, albeit not known from this mint), a rare enough issue as it is (KM says “approximately 35 to 45 pieces estimated to exist”) but very much so as unholed, for which KM says “so rare that no clear price range is yet established.” PCGS #32915151. Estimate: $500-up.

651. Oruro, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1849, Belzu, PCGS VF25 mint error / struck 10% off center. Burnett-29A; Fonrobert-9782. Obverse with Cerro de Socabón with church to left and sun to right within wreath under legend CERRO DE. SOCN.; reverse with GRATITUD / AL SOR. Pe: / [script] MYB. with legend REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA at top and .OR.1S.1849.JM. across bottom, the latter being the Oruro mintmark (monogram), denomination 1 sol, date and assayer, hence unquestionably intended to circulate as a coin; reeded edge. Bold strike (full details) with nicely contrasting toning (more like VF35 in our estimation), diagnostic die-break on both sides, unique error, also quite rare as unholed, which KM calls “so rare that no clear price range is yet established.” PCGS #32915149. Estimate: $350-$500.

652. Oruro, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1849, Belzu, PCGS AU details / cleaning. Burnett-29B; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with Cerro de Socabón with church to left and sun to right within wreath under legend CERRO DEL SOCABON.; reverse with GRATITUD / AL SOR. Pe: / [script] MYB. with legend REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA at top and .J.M.1S.1849.OR. across bottom, the latter being the assayer, denomination, date and Oruro mintmark (monogram), hence unquestionably intended to circulate as a coin; reeded edge. Lustrous and choice (much bolder strike than usual), with fields brighter than high points due to debased silver, natural flan bulge at CERRO near possible evidence of striking over a previous issue, quite rare as unholed, which KM calls “so rare that no clear price range is yet established.” PCGS #32915150. Estimate: $400-$600. 150


653. Potosí, Bolivia, 60 soles (prize medal), 1850, Belzu, PCGS AU details / damage. Burnett-30A; Fonrobert-cf 9551. Obverse with standing Liberty placing wreath to left over bare bust of Belzu on pedestal within legend M.Y. BELZU PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL DE LA RA BOLIVIANA with date flanked by eight-point flowers in exergue; reverse with lion sleeping with nude boy in front of palm within legend EL PUEBLO DESCANZA CON SEGURIDAD BAJO LA SOMBRA DE LA LIBERTAD with PREMIO flanked by eight-point stars in exergue; plain edge. Bold strike with light toning all over, several old gouges in field to right of Liberty and in exergue on that side (to test the metal?). PCGS #32917080. Estimate: $700-$1,000. 654. Potosí, Bolivia, 4 soles, 1850, Belzu / Hercules, PCGS MS62. Burnett-

31A; Fonrobert-9552. Obverse with bare bust of Belzu inside legend M.Y. BELZU PRESI-

DENTE CONSTITUCIONAL DE BOLIVIA; reverse with Hercules holding a club (pointing to T) in one hand and a torch in the other and standing on a hydra above small letters MOLON within legend LA FUERZA NACIONALTRIUNFO DE LA ANARQUIA; reeded edged with incuse lettering AYACUCHO SUCRE 1824. Bold strike with elegant toning and traces of luster around details. (Slab label shows mint as Ayacucho in error.) PCGS #84680859. Estimate: $250-$375.

655. Potosí, Bolivia, 4 soles, 1850, Belzu / Hercules, PCGS AU53. Burnett-

31B; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with bare bust of Belzu inside legend M.Y. BELZU PRESI-

DENTE CONSTITUCIONAL DE BOLIVIA; reverse with Hercules holding a club (pointing to L) in one hand and a torch in the other and standing on a hydra above small letters MOLON within legend LA FUERZA NACIONAL TRIUNFO DE LA ANARQUIA; reeded edged with incuse lettering AYACUCHO SUCRE 1824. Slightly smaller, lower-relief but more-detailed bust with light old scratch emanating from forehead on this example, with nice luster and toning in legends, parts of rims slightly crude (as made). (Slab label shows mint as Ayacucho in error.) PCGS #32915153. Estimate: $150-$225.

656. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1851, Belzu / criminal, PCGS AU55. Burnett-35; Fonrob-

ert-9567. Obverse with seated Liberty with youth and baby looking toward radiant sun at right within legend LOS EMPLEADOS DE POTOSI at top and AL PRESIDENTE . M. Y. BELZU at bottom; reverse with fleeing criminal being chased off a cliff to right by a sword coming from clouds to left within legend LA PROVIDENCIA PERSIGUE EL CRIMEN with date 1851 at bottom; plain edge. Choice strike, deeply toned over luster, no marks but slight high-point wear. The inspiration for the fleeing criminal theme is the attempted assassination of Belzu on September 6, 1850. PCGS #32915156. Estimate: $150-$225.

657. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1851, Belzu / Constitution, medal axis, PCGS AU58. Burnett-36

but medal axis; Fonrobert-9557. Obverse with nude angel (Genius) striding right and placing a wreath on bare bust of Belzu on pedestal within legend POTOSI AL YLUSTRE JEFE DE BOLIVIA; reverse with open-book Constitution with lettering CONS / TITU / CION on left page and BOLI / VIANA on right within legend JURADA EN 28 DE OCTUBRE DE with 1851 date at bottom; reeded edge. Choice strike with light toning over luster in legends, the fields very slightly hairlined. PCGS #32915157. Estimate: $150-$225.

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658. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1852/1, Belzu / criminal, PCGS MS63. Burnett-43; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with seated Liberty with youth and baby looking toward radiant sun at right

within legend LOS EMPLEADOS DE POTOSI at top and AL PRESIDENTE . M. Y. BELZU at bottom; reverse with fleeing criminal being chased off a cliff to right by a sword coming from clouds to left within legend LA PROVIDENCIA PERSIGUE EL CRIMEN with date 1852/1 at bottom; reeded edge. Good luster with splashes of colorful toning, weakly struck in centers but no actual wear or notable marks. The inspiration for the fleeing criminal theme is the attempted assassination of Belzu on September 6, 1850. PCGS #32915182. Estimate: $200-$300.

659. Potosí, Bolivia, 16 soles, 1852, Belzu / Plaza de Potosí / Aramayo, PCGS AU55. Burnett-unl (obv 34 but in 16S size, rev unl); Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with main plaza of Potosí with Cerro to right, all under a radiant face of Bacchus, within legend BISTA DE LA PLAZA PRAL. DE POTOSI. with 1852 date at bottom; reverse with wreath around DEDICADO AL C. GENERAL / BELZU POR SU HUMILDE / SUBDITO F. ARAMAYO; plain edge. Bold strike with artistic details, lightly toned with luster around elements, minimal high-point wear. Watters lists this medal as #65 in his 1876 work Coins and Medals of Bolivia, from the Establishment of the Republic to the Present Time. The Aramayo family was known to be “the biggest local investors in the Cerro Rico,” according to Kris Lane in his 2019 book Potosí: The Silver City That Changed the World (p. 189). PCGS #32917081. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

660. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1852, Belzu / angel / temple,

PCGS AU55. Burnett-40B; Fonrobert-9566. Obverse with angel flying to

right above clouds, blowing horn to left with banner reading VIVA / BOLIVIA and holding laurel wreath in left hand encircling XX / EL JRAL / BELZU within legend EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI EN and date 1852 at bottom; reverse with radiant temple topped by small sphere within legend AL SER SUPREMO QUE SALVO A BOLIVIA with EN 6 D SEPTIEMBRE / DE 1850 in exergue; laurel edge. Choice bold strike with attractive light toning over muted luster, minimal high-point wear. The temple is a memorial to an 1850 assassination attempt on Belzu. PCGS #32915180. Estimate: $200-$300.

661. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1852, Belzu / Cochabamba

/ moth, PCGS AU58.

Burnett-41; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with angel flying to right above clouds, blowing horn to left with banner reading VIVA / BOLIVIA and holding laurel wreath in left hand encircling XX / EL JRAL / BELZU within legend EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI EN and date 1852 at bottom; reverse with large moth in center within small legend PREMIA LA PATRIA ALOS DE LA TRANSFORMACION / DE COCHABAMBA, all within dotted circular border outside of which are alternating dots and three-point rays; plain edge. Choice strike and luster, no toning, central weakness that looks like light wear. PCGS #32915181. Estimate: $250-$375.

662. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1852, Belzu / angel / temple, PCGS AU55. Burnett-46F;

Obverse with angel flying to right above clouds, blowing horn to left with banner reading VA [in monogram] / BOLIVIA and holding laurel wreath in left hand encircling XX / EL JRAL / BELZU within legend EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI EN and date 1852 at bottom; reverse with radiant temple topped by small sphere within legend AL SER SUPREMO QUE SALVO A BOLIVIA with EN 6. DE STBRE / DE 1850 in exergue; reeded edge. Beautifully rainbow toned with underlying luster, slightly off-center strike. PCGS #32915183. Estimate: $150-$225.

Fonrobert-9568.

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663. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1852, Belzu / angel / temple, PCGS AU55. Burnett-unl (46

with obv 2 and rev 5); Fonrobert-unl. Obverse

with angel flying to right above clouds, blowing horn to left with banner reading VA [in monogram] / BOLIVIA and holding laurel wreath in left hand encircling XX / EL JRAL / BELZU within legend EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI EN and date 1852 at bottom; reverse with radiant temple topped by tall sphere within legend AL SER SUPREMO QUE SALVO A BOLIVIA with EN 6. DE STBRE / DE 1850 in exergue; reeded edge. Bold strike with good luster and light toning in legends, very light high-point wear. PCGS #32915185. Estimate: $125-$200.

664. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1852, Belzu / angel / temple, PCGS MS63. Burnett-48B1; Fonrobert-

unl. Obverse with angel flying to right above clouds, blowing horn to left and holding laurel wreath in left hand encircling VA [in monogram] / BELZU within legend EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI EN and date 1852. at bottom; reverse with radiant temple topped by tall sphere within legend AL SER SUPREMO QUE SALVO A BOLIVIA with EN 6. DE STBRE / DE 1850. in exergue; reeded edge. Bold strike with light toning over muted luster all over, high-point weakness but no wear or marks. PCGS #32915190. Estimate: $150-$225.

665. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1852, Belzu / Bacchus sunface, PCGS MS63. Burnett-50; Fonrobert-9570. Obverse with angel flying to right above clouds, blowing horn to left and holding laurel wreath in left hand encircling VA [in monogram] / BELZU within legend EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI EN and date 1852 at bottom; reverse with radiant Bacchus sunface inside legend AL PRESIDENTE DELA REPUBLICA; reeded edge. Brilliantly lustrous and choice strike with 100% full details, incipient toning, no marks or wear at all. PCGS #32915193. Estimate: $250-$375.

666. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1852, Belzu / Plaza de Potosí, PCGS MS63. Burnett-51A2; Fonrobert-9574. Obverse with main plaza of Potosí under Bacchus sunface all above EL PUEBLO / POTOSINO; reverse with left-facing bare bust of Belzu inside legend AL PRESIDENTE BELZU. with date 1852 at bottom; reeded edge. Choice detail for the issue, with incipient toning over muted luster, no marks or wear. PCGS #32915195. Estimate: $200-$300.

667. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1852, Belzu / refiners / Bacchus sunface, PCGS MS64. Burnett-53;

Fonrobert-9577. Obverse with Cerro de Potosí over two cornucopias within legend LOS AZOGUEROS DEL

DEPARTEMENTO DE POTOSI and 1852 date at bottom (with traces of 0 between date and POTOSI); reverse with radiant Bacchus sunface within legend AL PRESIDENTE DELA REPUBLICA; reeded edge. Brilliantly lustrous with choice full strike, no toning, no wear or marks at all. PCGS #32915196. Estimate: $250-$375.

668. La Paz, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1853, Belzu / mint building / mountains, PCGS

AU53. Burnett-55C; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with mint building below arc of nine stars within legend MONEDA DE LA PAZ DE AYACUCHO with six-point star at bottom; reverse with radiant sun over mountains with city in foreground within legend ESTABLECIDA / EN 1853 D. M. B.; reeded edge. Very lightly toned over muted luster, slightly crude strike with several elements weak and parts of rims also crude. PCGS #32915197. Estimate: $200-$300.

669. La Paz, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1853, Belzu / mountains / cornucopia, PCGS MS64.

Burnett-57A2; Fonrobert-9756. Obverse with sun and clouds over mountains with city in foreground, all within legend CASA NACIONAL DE MONEDA DE LA PAZ . ; reverse with cornucopia spilling right with point on altar to left that says LIBER / TAD, all within legend ERIJIDA POR EL J.MANUEL Y. BELZU. with date 1853 at bottom; reeded edge and corded rims. Bold and well-detailed strike with small lamination in cornucopia, light purple-to-blue toning over muted luster, no marks or wear. PCGS #32913679. Estimate: $300-$450.

670. La Paz, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1853, Belzu / mountains / cornucopia, PCGS MS62. Burnett-57B; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse

with mountains and city in foreground within legend CASA NACIONAL DE MONEDA DE LA PAZ . ; reverse with cornucopia spilling right with point on altar to left that says LIBER / TAD, all within legend ERIJIDA POR EL J.MANUEL Y. BELZU. with date 1853 at bottom; reeded edge and laurel rims. Choice strike with light toning over lustrous surfaces, particularly sharp rims. PCGS #32913680. Estimate: $300-$450.

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671. La Paz, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1853, Belzu / Potosí / native, struck over a 1/5 boliviano

of 1865, PCGS MS63. Burnett-58; Fonrobert-9757. Obverse with standing native in headdress blow-

ing horn with olive branch in left hand, llama at his feet, inside legend POTOSI TRANSMITE ALA POSTERIDAD., with llama above LA and end of horn at period; reverse with cornucopia spilling right with point on altar to left that says LIBER / TAD, all within legend ERIJIDA POR EL J.MANUEL Y. BELZU. with date 1853 at bottom; reeded edge. This is an unlisted issue comprising an 1853 La Paz die (Burnett 57, under Belzu) muled with an 1841 Potosí die (Burnett 126.1, an Ingavi issue under Ballivián), which is fascinating for its mix of mints and span across several presidencies. But the biggest discrepancy, with no good explanation, is that the La Paz side is struck over the reverse of an 1865 1/5 boliviano (Burnett 100B, see lot 711 in this auction), with visible traces of the condor’s wing in the field to the right and of the olive branch on the altar. Unless the 1865 issue was struck from a proposed but unused master central design, this has to be a mint sport from that date or later. A choice piece in any case, lightly toned, turning dark in legends with bright luster to rims, minor die-cracks on obverse. (Slab label only states 1853 La Paz.) PCGS #32913681. Estimate: $350-up.

672. La Paz / Potosí, Bolivia, piefort 1 sol, 1853 (dated 1852), Belzu / angel / mountains, PCGS MS63. Burnett-unl; Fonrobert-unl. A piefort muling of the obverse of Burnett-48 (Potosí, 1852) with

the obverse of Burnett-60A1 (La Paz, 1853 but without date), the former showing angel flying to right above clouds, blowing horn to left and holding laurel wreath in left hand encircling VA [in monogram] / BELZU within legend EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI EN and date 1852 at bottom, and the latter showing thin clouds above mountains and city inside legend CASA NACIONAL DE MONEDA DE LAPAZ, with plain edge. Choice strike and luster, incipient toning, no wear or marks. (Slab label states 1852 Potosí.) PCGS #32915192. Estimate: $200-$300.

673. La Paz, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1853, Belzu / mountains / cornucopia, PCGS MS65. 60A1; Fonrobert-9758. Obverse

Burnett-

with clouds over mountains and city within legend CASA NACIONAL DE MONEDA DE LA PAZ . ; reverse with cornucopia spilling right with point on altar to left that says LI / BER / TAD, all within legend ERIJIDA POR EL J.MANUEL Y. BELZU. with date 1853 at bottom; reeded edge. Choice strike with full details, light toning over luster, totally devoid of any wear or marks, top grade for the whole series. PCGS #32913684. Estimate: $350-$500.

674. La Paz, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1853, muled with Potosí 1 sol of 1843, PCGS MS64, ex-Derman.

Burnett-unl (obv as rev 24, rev 60B; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with open-book Constitution with LEY / FUN / DA on left page and MEN / TAL / * on right page within wreath inside legend A LA CONSTITUCION / DE 1843; reverse with cornucopia spilling right with point on altar to left that says LI / BER / TAD, all within legend ERIJIDA POR EL J.MANUEL Y. BELZU. with date 1853 at bottom; plain edge with corded rims. Another crazy mule from La Paz, this one with bold strike, choice rich toning over muted luster, no wear or marks. Pedigreed to the Alberto “Coco” Derman collection (Cayón auction of December 2007, lot #831). PCGS #32915144. Estimate: $300-$450.

675. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1853, Belzu / Christmas Eve, PCGS MS63. ert-9582. The

Burnett-61A; Fonrob-

obverse of this is a re-run from 1851 (Burnett 36) with nude angel (Genius) striding right and placing a wreath on bare bust of Belzu on pedestal within legend POTOSI AL YLUSTRE JEFE DE BOLIVIA; reverse with condor-topped Cerro de Potosí within wreath inside legend 24 DE DICIEMBRE DE 1853; reeded edge. Very light bluish toning over muted luster, minimal marks and no wear. Note the date: Christmas Eve! PCGS #32913685. Estimate: $200-$300.

676. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1853, Peacemakers of Peru / Christmas Eve, PCGS MS63. Bur-

nett-62; Fonrobert-9583. Obverse with striding woman holding palm and laurel branches inside legend FUY DE LOS PACIFICADORES DEL PERU. ; reverse with condor-topped Cerro de Potosí within wreath inside legend 24 DE DICIEMBRE DE 1853; reeded edge. Very bold strike with rich toning over muted luster, tiny green streaks but no marks or wear. PCGS #32913687. Estimate: $150-$225.

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677. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 1 scudo, 1854, Belzu, PCGS MS62. Burnett-64; Fonrobert-9590. Obverse with

standing mother holding baby and with one standing child on each side above cornucopia to left and flower on stem to right within legend LA PATRIA AL YLUSTRE DEFENSOR DE SU INDEPENDENCIA.; reverse with bare head of Belzu above clouds and wreath inside legend M.Y. BELZU PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL with .POTOSI 1854. at bottom; diagonally reeded edge. Choice strike, brightly lustrous, faint marks but no wear. PCGS #32917092. Estimate: $350-$475.

678. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 1/2 scudo, 1854, Belzu, PCGS MS61. Burnett-65.2; Fonrobert-9591. Obverse with

standing mother holding baby and with one standing child on each side above cornucopia to left and flower on stem to right within legend LA PATRIA AL Y. DEFENSOR DE SU INDEPA.; reverse with bare head of Belzu above clouds and wreath inside legend M.Y. BELZU PRESID. CONSTITUCIONAL. with Potosí monogram and date 1854 at bottom; diagonally reeded edge. Partial light red toning over muted luster, no marks but some very light high-point wear. PCGS #32917091. Estimate: $200-$300.

679. Potosí, Bolivia, piefort 1 sol, 1854, Belzu, PCGS MS63. Burnett-unl (obv 66A, rev 66B2 but also in

piefort); Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with standing mother holding baby and with one standing child on each side above small cornucopia to left and stem without flower to right within legend LA PATRIA AL YLUSTRE DEFENSOR DE SU INDEPENDENCIA.; reverse with bare head of Belzu above clouds and wreath inside legend M.Y. BELZU PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL with .POTOSI 1854. at bottom; plain edge. Choice details, slightly off-center strike on oversized flan, nice luster and with toning only over mint and date, no marks or wear. PCGS #32913692. Estimate: $250-$375.

680. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1854, Belzu, PCGS MS62. Burnett-66A; Fonrobert-9592. Obverse with

standing mother holding baby and with one standing child on each side above small cornucopia to left and stem without flower to right within legend LA PATRIA AL YLUSTRE DEFENSOR DE SU INDEPENDENCIA.; reverse with bare head of Belzu above clouds and wreath inside legend M.Y. BELZU PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL with .POTOSI 1854. at bottom; reeded edge. Brilliant luster, no toning or wear. Burnett describes a “heavy diebreak from neck to cloud” for this issue, but the present specimen must be an early version without die-break. PCGS #32913689. Estimate: $150-$225.

681. La Paz (?), Bolivia, 4 soles, (ca. 1854), condor / Constitution / Supreme Court, PCGS AU58. Burnett-unl; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with flying condor over broken

chain under radiant half sun inside legend LIBRES POR LA CONSTITUCION; reverse with standing Justice inside legend CORTE SUPREMA DE JUSTICIA; plain edge. Completely unlisted type, but obverse design similar to Burnett-70 (La Paz, 1854) with different legend and larger size (the 4-soles size being rare in general). Grayish toning over muted luster, center of condor weakly struck but also with very light high-point wear. PCGS #32917098. Estimate: $200-$300.

682. La Paz, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1854, Belzu / condor, PCGS MS64. Burnett-70B3; Fonrobert-9766. Obverse

with flying condor over broken chain with olive branch in beak within legend LA HEROICA CIUDAD DE LA PAZ. with EN 1854 at bottom; reverse with seated Justice (blindfolded) holding cornucopia in right arm and placing wreath over small bare bust of Belzu on pedestal to right, all within legend AL YLUSTRE JEFE DE LA NACION. with M.Y.B. at bottom; reeded edge and laurel rims. Oversized strike, clean fields, very faint toning over very muted luster. Die-variety with no grass at bottom on both sides. (Slab label references a non-existent 70B4 in error.) PCGS #32913695. Estimate: $150-$225.

683. La Paz, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1854, Belzu / condor, PCGS MS63. Burnett-70B3; Fonrobert-9766. Obverse with flying condor over broken chain with olive branch in beak within legend LA HEROICA CIUDAD DE LA PAZ. with EN 1854 at bottom; reverse with seated Justice (blindfolded) holding cornucopia in right arm and placing wreath over small bare bust of Belzu on pedestal to right, all within legend AL YLUSTRE JEFE DE LA NACION. with M.Y.B. at bottom; reeded edge and laurel rims. Good strike, very light toning over muted luster. (Slab label references a non-existent Burnett 70B6 in error.) PCGS #32913696. Estimate: $150-$225.

684. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1855, Belzu renouncing presidency, PCGS MS63. Burnettunl (72B but with reeded edge); Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with congress scene showing Belzu receiving medal

and sash from official at draped podium within legend EL CONGRESO ESTRAORDINARIO NO ADMITE-; reverse with angel flying left dropping flowers over people above date 1855 within legend LA RENUNCIA DEL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA; reeded edge. R/B in PRESIDENTE. Nice strike, light luster with incipient toning at rims, no marks or wear. (Slab label references Burnett 72A2 in error.) PCGS #33788143. Estimate: $150-$225.

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685. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1855, Belzu renouncing presidency, PCGS MS64. Burnettunl (72B but with reeded edge); Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with congress scene showing Belzu receiving medal

and sash from official at draped podium within legend EL CONGRESO ESTRAORDINARIO NO ADMITE-; reverse with angel flying left dropping flowers over people above date 1855 within legend LA RENUNCIA DEL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA; reeded edge. R/B in PRESIDENTE. Nice strike, light luster with incipient toning at rims, no marks or wear. (Slab references Burnett 72B in error.) PCGS #32906255. Estimate: $200-$300.

686. Potosí, Bolivia, piefort 2 soles, 1855, Córdova, medal axis, PCGS UNC details

/ damage.

Burnett-unl (73B1 but with plain D for DE DIVN, piefort and medal axis; Fonrobert-unl (cf 9607).

Obverse with facing bust of Córdova atop pedestal bearing coat of arms and flanked by flags and trophies within legend AL GENERAL D DIVN JORJE CORDOVA PRESIDTE CONSTL DELA REPUA.; reverse with seated Liberty facing left with cornucopia at feet and holding Liberty captopped staff in right hand, with right elbow resting next to condor on pedestal with Potosí monogram above ANO / DE / 1855, and with F * ARAMAYO at bottom, all within legend PRIMER SUCESOR DEL CAPITAN GENERAL MANUEL YSIDORO BELZU.; reeded edge. Choice strike but with evident die-clashing at about 10 o’clock near rim on Liberty side, lots of luster and incipient toning, a couple minor rim-flaws that look natural to us but were deemed damage by PCGS. PCGS #32906260. Estimate: $200-$300.

687. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1855, Córdova / religion, PCGS MS62. Burnett-unl (obv 74,

rev 73B2; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with standing, helmeted woman offering baby to radiant cross in sky to left, her feet trampling a dragon above F * ARAMAYO, all within legend SIN RELIGION NO HAY PATRIA NI ESTA SIN MORALIDAD.; reverse with seated Liberty facing left with cornucopia at feet and holding Liberty cap-topped staff in right hand, with right elbow resting next to condor on pedestal with Potosí monogram above ANO / DE / 1855, and with F * ARAMAYO at bottom, all within legend PRIMER SUCESOR DEL CAPITAN GENERAL MANUEL YSIDORO BELZU.; plain edge. Well-detailed strike with good toning over muted luster, rims slightly crude in places (as made). PCGS #32906262. Estimate: $200-$300.

688. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1855, religion / April 4, PCGS AU58. Burnett-74; Fonrob-

ert-9608. Obverse with standing, helmeted woman offering baby to radiant cross in sky to left, her feet trampling a dragon above F * ARAMAYO, all within legend SIN RELIGION NO HAY PATRIA NI ESTA SIN MORALIDAD.; reverse with ABRIL 4 / DE / 1855 above bough within wreath; reeded edge. Patchy colorful toning over nice luster, a couple bagmarks and faint high-point wear only, the 8 of the date re-punched. The significance of the date April 4 is unknown to this cataloger. PCGS #32906261. Estimate: $150-$225.

689. Bolivia, 2 soles, 1856, Córdova’s first anniversary / Constitution, PCGS MS62. Burnett-76B1; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with woman facing right seated on rocks with

condor and offering sash of office, all within legend BOLIVIA AL PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL JORGE CORDOVA.; reverse with radiant Liberty cap-topped open-book Constitution with CO / TI / CI on left page and NS / TU / ON on right page within flags over trophies above an arc of nine stars, all within legend AL ANIVERSARIO DE LA TRASMISION LEGAL 1856.; reeded edge. Brilliant with luster, no toning, minor flan flaws on and above woman, condor’s breast flat. PCGS #32906264. Estimate: $150-$225.

690. Bolivia, 2 soles, 1856, Córdova’s first anniversary / Constitution, PCGS AU55. Burnett-76B2; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with woman facing right seated on rocks with condor and offer-

ing sash of office, all within legend BOLIVIA AL PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL JORGE CORDOVA.; reverse with radiant Liberty cap-topped open-book Constitution with CO / TI / CI on left page and NS / TU / ON on right page within flags over trophies above an arc of nine stars, all within legend AL ANIVERSARIO DE LA TRASMISION LEGAL 1856.; reeded edge. Splashes of colorful toning over luster, light high-point wear and faint hairlines in fields, lamination to left of woman. PCGS #32906265. Estimate: $150-$225.

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691. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1856, 1-scudo obv / 1841 Ingavi rev, PCGS MS62. Burnett-unl (rev cf

21; Fonrobert-unl (rev cf 9796). Obverse design of the date side of a 1 scudo (gold) for 1856; reverse with flagtopped monument (Ingavi) above DE 1841 within legend AL DEFENSOR D LA INDEPENDENCIA NACIL.; reeded edge. Choice bold strike, clean fields with very light toning over luster. Strange muling of a gold-coin obverse with reverse from fifteen years prior. (Slab label references Fonrobert #9796 in error.) PCGS #32905635. Estimate: $150-$225.

692. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1857, Córdova / angel / condor, PCGS MS62. Burnett-79B; Fonrob-

ert-9623. Obverse with arc of nine stars above condor flying left over radiant sun and Cerro de Potosí with olive branch in beak, all within legend RECUERDO DEL PUEBLO POTOSINO; reverse with angel flying to left from clouds and placing wreath on head of Córdova on pedestal at left, all within legend AL NATALICIO DEL JEFE SUPREMO. with date 1857 at bottom; reeded edge. Bold strike, deeply toned over very muted luster. PCGS #32906268. Estimate: $150-$225.

693. La Paz, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1857, Córdova / condor / St. George, PCGS MS62. Burnett-80; Fonrobert-9772. Obverse with condor perched on crossed branches inside legend LOS EMPLEADOS DE LA C.N.

DE MONEDA D LA PAZ with six-petal flower; reverse with St. George slaying dragon inside legend A S.E. AL P.G. DE BOLIVIA JORGE CORDOVA with date .1857. at bottom; reeded edge. Toning over muted luster in legends, slightly weak centers with faint adjustment marks but no wear. (Slab label references a non-existent Burnett #80.2 and says Fonrobert unlisted in error.) PCGS #32906271. Estimate: $200-$300.

694. La Paz, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1857, Linares / Minerva, PCGS AU58. Burnett-83.2; Fonrobert-9777.

Obverse with standing Minerva holding lance within legend LOS EMPLEADOS DE LA MONEDA DE LA PAZ with date .1857. at bottom; reverse with facing bust of Linares within legend AL RESTAURADOR DE LOS DERECHOS with date .20.D.STBRE. at bottom; reeded edge. Deeply toned with some dark spots, minimal high-point wear but somewhat luster-less. PCGS #32906272. Estimate: $200-$300.

695. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 peso, 1861, Achá / Liberty, PCGS AU55. Burnett-85; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse

with right-facing bust of Achá within legend [flower] EL PUEBLO DE POTOSI AL VENCEDOR D SN. JUAN; reverse with standing Liberty holding Liberty cap-topped lance in left hand and scroll with CONS / TITU- / CION in right hand within legend [flower] SALVO LA CONSTITUCION DE 1861 [flower]; reeded edge with incuse AYACUCHO SUCRE 1824. Toned all over, with light high-point wear and a couple marks, luster only at rims. PCGS #32917095. Estimate: $150-$225.

696. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/4 peso, (1863), Achá / native (Ingavi), PCGS AU58. Burnett-

Obverse with nude bust of Achá above his name in cursive (therefore attributable to 1863) within legend AL RESTAURADOR DEL ORDEN CONSTITUCIONAL; reverse with standing native in headdress blowing horn with olive branch in left hand, llama at his feet, inside legend POTOSI TRANSMITE ALA POSTERIDAD, with llama above ALA and end of horn at period (an obverse design from the Ingavi issues of ca. 1841); reeded edge. Very lightly toned over slightly grainy surfaces, slightly off-center strike. PCGS #32905626. Estimate: $125-$200.

unl (obv as rev 87B1, rev as obv 126.1); Fonrobert-unl.

697. Potosí, Bolivia, piefort 1/4 peso, (1863), Achá / condor over armor (Cocha-

bamba issue), PCGS MS61. Burnett-unl (obv 88.1, rev 87B1); Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with condor

flying left over arms and armor and flags within legend OBSEQUIO DEL PUEBLO DE COCHABAMBA; reverse with bare bust of Achá above his name in cursive within legend [flower] AL RESTAURADOR DEL ORDEN CONSTITUCIONAL; plain edge. Muling of Cochabamba obverse with Potosí reverse (neither side dated). Choice sharp strike with no wear or marks or toning, minor die-clashing near rims, faint hairlines in fields. PCGS #32905632. Estimate: $125-$200.

698. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/4 peso, 1863, Cundinamarca / Achá, PCGS AU58. Burnett-

unl (unl obv, rev 88.1); Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with LIBER / TADOR / DE / CUNDINA / MARCA within wreath (clearly a muling with a Bolívar-era design referring to the region around Bogotá, Colombia); reverse with uniformed bust of Achá left above his name in cursive within legend AL PRESIDENTE CL. DE LA REPUBLICA with date .1863. at bottom; reeded edge. Lightly toned all over, no wear but minimal luster on clean fields, partially crude rims (as made). PCGS #32906225. Estimate: $150-$225.

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699. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/4 peso, 1863, Achá / condor over armor (Cochabamba issue), PCGS MS63. Burnett-88.1; Fonrobert-9750. Obverse with condor flying left over arms and armor and

flags within legend OBSEQUIO DEL PUEBLO DE COCHABAMBA; reverse with uniformed bust of Achá left above his name in cursive within legend AL PRESIDENTE CL. DE LA REPUBLICA with date .1863. at bottom; reeded edge. Nice strike with ample luster, toning at rims, strong die-polish lines in fields. PCGS #32906221. Estimate: $150-$225.

700. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/4 peso, (1863), Achá / condor over armor (Cochabamba

issue), PCGS MS63. Burnett-131; Fonrobert-9749. Obverse with condor flying left over arms and armor and flags within legend OBSEQUIO DEL PUEBLO DE COCHABAMBA; reverse with uniformed bust of Achá left above his name in cursive within legend AL RESTAURADR. DL. ORDEN CONSTITUCIONAL with seven dots in flower shape at bottom; reeded edge. This is effectively a Burnett-88.2 obverse married to a Burnett-87A reverse and is therefore from 1863. Lustrous and crisply detailed, just no toning, part of condor-side rim crude from die-clashing. PCGS #32906222. Estimate: $150-$225.

701. Potosí, Bolivia, piefort 1/4 peso, (1863), Achá / condor over armor (Cochabamba

issue), PCGS MS62. Burnett-131 in piefort; Fonrobert-9749 in piefort. Obverse with condor flying left over arms and armor and flags within legend OBSEQUIO DEL PUEBLO DE COCHABAMBA; reverse with uniformed bust of Achá left above his name in cursive within legend AL RESTAURADR. DL. ORDEN CONSTITUCIONAL with seven dots in flower shape at bottom; plain edge. This is effectively a Burnett-88.2 obverse married to a Burnett-87A reverse and is therefore from 1863. Lustrous and crisply detailed, just no toning, part of condor-side rim crude from dieclashing (same as previous lot). PCGS #32906224. Estimate: $200-$300.

702. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/8 peso(?), (ca. 1863), Achá / dove / ship, PCGS AU58. Burnett-132; Fonrobert9462c. Obverse

with downward-flying dove with olive branch in beak, thematically the same as 1843 issues but with cursive J.MdeA below and within legend A SU EXCIA EL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA; reverse with ship sailing right under legend EL COMERCIO D POTOSI; reeded edge. Burnett and Fonrobert both considered this a 1 sol but the denomination system at the time was in pesos and this appears to be smaller and more accurately a 1/8 peso. (Slab label calls it 1 sol and also erroneously attributes it to “c. 1865” despite the fact that Achá was overthrown by Melgarejo in 1864.) Off-center strike with crude rims as a result, lightly toned over muted luster, minimal high-point wear. PCGS #32905631. Estimate: $150-$225.

703. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/8 melgarejo, 1864, PCGS MS62. Burnett-89A1; Fonrobert-9657. Obverse with monument inside legend SIMPATIA DEL PUEBLO POTOSINO.; reverse with bust of Melgarejo left inside legend AL HEROE DEL 28 DE DICIEMBRE with .M.M. 1864 at bottom; reeded edge. Very lightly rainbow toned over luster, some light wear on monument side. PCGS #32906226. Estimate: $200-$300.

704. Potosí, Bolivia, 5 bolivianos, 1865, Muñoz, PCGS AU58. Burnett-90; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with large, high-relief bust of Liberty inside legend GRATITUD DE LOS PUEBLOS AL TALENTO. with POTOSI at bottom; reverse with MARIANO / DONATO / MUNOZ inside wreath; reeded edge. Light toning over uneven luster with a few spots of verdigris, light surface hairlines. A large and impressive piece that bears a monetary edge and lauds the accomplishments of Melgarejo’s second-in-command, Muñoz. PCGS #32917082. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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705. Potosí, Bolivia, 3 bolivianos, 1865, Melgarejo,

PCGS AU details / scratch, ex-Derman. Burnett-92; Fonrobert-9671. Obverse with standing Roman soldier brandishing

sword right inside legend AL HEROE DE DICIEMBRE SALVADOR DE LOS PUEBLOS with POTOSI 1865 at bottom; reverse with JENERAL MARIANO MELGAREJO inside wreath; plain edge. Obverse with dark toning, reverse lighter and more lustrous but with scratches and traces of glue-like debris. Pedigreed to the Alberto “Coco” Derman collection (Cayón auction of December 2007, lot #905). PCGS #32917083. Estimate: $400-$600.

706. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 melgarejo, 1865, PCGS AU55.

Burnett-96B4; Fonrobert-9688. Obverse with AL / VALOR / Y / TALENTO above arc of nine stars within legend

CANTERIA DE POTOSI SETIEMBRE 5 DE 1865 [five-point star]; reverse with conjoined busts of Melgarejo and Muñoz with names to left and right within legend A LOS PACIFICADORES DE BOLIVIA [five-point star]; reeded edge. Faint luster, no toning, some weak strike at rims. (Slab label references Burnett 96A4 in error.) PCGS #32906230. Estimate: $150-$225.

707. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 melgarejo, 1865, PCGS AU58. Burnett-96B4; Fonrobert-9688.

Obverse with AL / VALOR / Y / TALENTO above arc of nine stars within legend CANTERIA DE POTOSI SETIEMBRE 5 DE 1865 [five-point star]; reverse with conjoined busts of Melgarejo and Muñoz with names to left and right within legend A LOS PACIFICADORES DE BOLIVIA [five-point star]; reeded edge. Lustrous auburn color within light gray toning, parts of rims weak. (Slab label references Burnett 96A5 in error.) PCGS #32906231. Estimate: $150-$225.

708. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/4 melgarejo, 1865, PCGS MS63. Burnett-unl (as 97 but with unl rev vari-

ety); Fonrobert-unl. Obverse

with AL / VALOR / Y / TALENTO above arc of nine stars within legend CANTERIA DE POTOSI SETIEMBRE 5 DE 1865 [five-point star]; reverse with conjoined busts of Melgarejo and Muñoz with names to left and right within legend A LOS PACIFICADORES DE BOLIVIA [five-point star]; reeded edge. Traces of toning over luster in legends, with weak center on obverse (also some hairlines) and heavy die-clashing in legends on reverse. PCGS #32906236. Estimate: $200-$300.

709. Potosí, Bolivia, piefort 1/4 melgarejo, 1865, PCGS MS62. Burnett-98 in piefort; Fonrobert-9677 in piefort. Obverse with condor perched on crossed branches with olive branch in beak inside

legend POTOSI A S.E. EL JENERAL MARIANO MELGAREJO.; reverse with uniformed bust of Melgarejo facing left inside legend SALVADOR DE LA PATRIA Y SU PACIFICADOR EN 1865.; reeded edge. Choice strike with nice luster in legends, light rainbow toning. PCGS #32906202. Estimate: $200-$300.

710. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/5 boliviano, 1865, Muñoz, PCGS AU55. Burnett-100A2; Fonrobertunl. Obverse with downward-looking condor perched on olive branch and cornucopia inside legend

POTOSI AL ILUSTRE COLABORADOR DEL JRAL MELGAREo[five-point star]; reverse with bare bust of Melgarejo facing left between crossed branches inside legend D.M.D. MUNOZ SECRETARIO JRAL. DE ESTADO EN 1865 [five-point star]; reeded edge. Bold strike, nice luster, no toning, light wear on high points only. PCGS #33788140. Estimate: $150-$225.

711. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/5 boliviano, 1865, Muñoz, PCGS AU53. ert-9700. Obverse

Burnett-100B; Fonrob-

with downward-looking condor perched on olive branch and cornucopia inside legend POTOSI AL ILUSTRE COLABORADOR DEL JRAL MELGAREJO [five-point star]; reverse with bare bust of Melgarejo facing left between crossed branches inside legend D.M.D. MUNOZ SECRETARIO JRAL. DE ESTADO EN 1865 [five-point star]; reeded edge. Lightly toned over muted luster, highest points of condor (only) somewhat flat but no wear elsewhere. PCGS #32906205. Estimate: $150-$225.

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712. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/10 boliviano, 1865, PCGS MS64. Burnett-101A1; Fonrobert-cf 9667. Obverse with beehive and bees inside legend GRATITUD DEL PUEBLO with date flanked by five-point stars at bottom; reverse with arms and armor and flags inside legend AL EJERCITO LEAL DE DICIEMBRE with five-point star at bottom; reeded edge. Bold rims, nice luster, centers weakly struck but no actual wear. (Slab label says Burnett-100A1 in error, which would be 1/5-boliviano size.) PCGS #32906207. Estimate: $200-$300.

713. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/10 boliviano, 1865, PCGS MS62. Burnett-101B2; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with beehive and bees inside legend GRATITUD DEL PUEBLO with date flanked by five-point stars at bottom; reverse with arms and armor and flags inside legend AL EJERCITO LEAL DE DICIEMBRE with five-point star at bottom; reeded edge. Bold strike (just a little weak in center of hive), traces of toning and luster. PCGS #32906209. Estimate: $150-$225. 714. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/10 boliviano, 1865, PCGS MS63. Burnett-101B3; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with beehive and bees inside legend GRATITUD DEL PUEBLO with date flanked by five-point stars at bottom; reverse with arms and armor and flags inside legend AL EJERCITO LEAL DE DICIEMBRE with five-point star at bottom; reeded edge. Choice strike all over (especially the rims), with very light toning and muted luster. PCGS #32906210. Estimate: $200-$300. 715. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/10 boliviano, 1865, PCGS MS62. Burnett-unl (as 101 but with unl obv, rev 1). Ob-

verse with beehive and bees inside legend GRATITUD DEL PUEBLO with date flanked by five-point stars at bottom; reverse with arms and armor and flags inside legend AL EJERCITO LEAL DE DICIEMBRE with five-point star at bottom; reeded edge. Parts of rims crude, center of armor weak, streaks of very light toning over muted luster. PCGS #32906211. Estimate: $150-$225.

716. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/8 melgarejo, 1865, PCGS MS63. Burnett-102.1; Fonrobert-9680. Obverse with Cerro

de Potosí under radiant sun with cornucopia over date at bottom; reverse with uniformed bust of Melgarejo facing left between crosses boughs; reeded edge. Obverse deeply toned, muted luster on both sides, flatness on cornucopia but no wear. PCGS #32906213. Estimate: $150-$225.

717. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/16 melgarejo, 1865, PCGS MS62. Burnett-unl (as 103 but with obv 7 and rev 7); Fonrobert-

unl. Obverse

with bare bust of Melgarejo facing right within legend EL HEROE DE DICIEMBRE with arc of eleven stars at bottom; reverse with dragon under sword within legend SALVA LA PATRIA DE LA ANARQUIA 1865.; reeded edge. Light rainbow toning over luster. PCGS #32906159. Estimate: $150-$225.

718. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/16 melgarejo, 1865, PCGS AU58. Burnett-103B4; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with bare bust of Melgarejo facing right within legend EL HEROE DE DICIEMBRE with arc of eleven stars at bottom; reverse with dragon under sword within legend SALVA LA PATRIA DE LA ANARQUIA 1865.; reeded edge. Deeply toned, crude natural flaws at rims, weak on sword. PCGS #32906216. Estimate: $125-$200. 719. Potosí, Bolivia, 5 melgarejos, 1866, Jorge Oblitas, PCGS AU55. Burnett-unl; Fonrobert-9706. Obverse

with seated woman left holding tablet that says VENCI / LA FUERZA within legend EL TALENTO EL VALOR with POTOSI . 1866. at bottom; reverse with Cerro de Potosí and radiant sun below legend JORJE OBLITAS with arc of nine stars and POTOSI 1866. at bottom; reeded edge and ornate rims. Minimal high-point wear and marks in fields, lustrous at rims, which are slightly crude in places. Jorge Oblitas was Vice President of Bolivia from 1884 to 1888 and was Minister of the Supreme Court in earlier years (perhaps when this medal was made). PCGS #32917084. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

720. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 boliviano, 1866, Muñoz, PCGS AU55. Burnett-

104B; Fonrobert-9709. Obverse with uniformed bust of Melgarejo facing left inside legend BOLIVIA AL DOCTOR at top and MARIANO DONATO MUNOZ at bottom, six-petal flowers to sides; reverse with full Bolivian coat-of-arms inside legend SECRETARIO JENERAL DE ESTADO with EN 1865 Y 1866 flanked by six-petal flowers at bottom; plain edge. Deep gray toning over muted luster, nice strike with minor high-point wear only. PCGS #32906163. Estimate: $400-$600.

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721. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 melgarejo, 1866/5, Melgarejo and Muñoz / Hercules, PCGS AU55. Burnett-105A; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with conjoined busts of Melgarejo

and Muñoz within legend EN VIACHA A 24 DE ENERO DE 1866 .; reverse with Hercules holding a club in one hand and a torch in the other and standing on a hydra above small letters MOLON within legend LA FUERZA NACIONAL TRIUNFO DE LA ANARQUIA. (a design from 1850 under Belzu); reeded edge. Very bold reverse, slightly off-center obverse with crude rims as a result, strong luster, no wear but faint surface hairlines, light toning. PCGS #32917096. Estimate: $200-$300.

722. La Paz, Bolivia, bronze 5 melgarejos, 1867, science and industry, PCGS SP64 BN. Burnett-108 but in bronze; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with high-relief bust of Melgarejo within legend MARIANO MELGAREJO / PRESIDENTE DE BOLIVIA, engraver’s name Paquet below bust; reverse with legend LOS AMIGOS DEL ADELANTO above DE BOLIVIA, / AL PROTECTOR DE / LAS CIENCIAS Y DE LA / INDUSTRIA. / LA PAZ with date FEBRERO 7. 1867. at bottom; plain edge. Based on the link to #116 in his book, it seems Burnett switched obverse and reverse in his description of #108. Satin-smooth fields with even dark-chocolate color all over (just a couple tiny carbon spots), bold and mark-free details. PCGS #32917086. Estimate: $700-$1,000. 723. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 melgarejo, 1867, PCGS AU58. Burnett-109; Fonrobert-unl.

Obverse with bare bust of Melgarejo facing left within legend ENTRADA DE S.E. EL PRESIDENTE with .GRAL MELGAREJO. at bottom; reverse with Cerro de Potosí scene inside circle within legend EN 20 DE DICIEMBRE DE 1867 with .POTOSI. at bottom; reeded edge. Light strike with faint toning over muted luster. PCGS #32906165. Estimate: $200-$300.

724. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/4 melgarejo, 1868, PCGS AU53. Burnett-110; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with bare bust of Melgarejo facing left above crossed boughs within legend MELGAREJO at top and [five-point star] A POTOSI Y TARATA [five-point star] at bottom; reverse with EL / 24 Y 25 / DE / DICIEMBRE / DE / 1868 within legend POR LA DEFENSA at top and . DE LA CONSTITUCION . at bottom; reeded edge. Lightly rainbow toned over muted luster, parts of rims crude, small carbon spots on reverse. PCGS #32906167. Estimate: $125-$200. 725. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/8 melgarejo, 1868, Constitution, PCGS AU55. Burnett-111A; Fonrobert-unl.

Obverse with bare bust of Melgarejo facing left above crossed boughs within legend EL GRAN CIUDADANO DE BOLIVIA; reverse with open-book Constitution with LEI / FUN / DA on left page and MEN / TAL / * on right page above crossed boughs within legend A LA CONSTITUCION at top and DE 1868 at bottom; reeded edge. Bold strike, traces of toning and luster, minimal high-point wear. PCGS #32906169. Estimate: $150-$225.

726. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/16 melgarejo, 1868, PCGS AU53. Burnett-113; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with bare bust

of Melgarejo facing left within legend EL HEROE DE DICIEMBRE with arc of eleven stars at bottom; reverse with dragon under sword within legend SALVA LA PATRIA DE LA ANARQUIA 1868. (a design from 1865, per Burnett 103); reeded edge. Bold and slightly off-center strike with minimal toning and luster but hardly any actual wear. PCGS #32906172. Estimate: $125-$200.

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727. Potosí, Bolivia, 5 melgarejos, 1869, PCGS AU55. Burnett-116; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse

with high-relief bare bust of Melgarejo facing left with legend MARIANO MELGAREJO to left and PRESIDENTE DE BOLIVIA. to right, script Paquet F. below; reverse with curved Y SUS MINISTROS DE ESTADO above MARIANO D. MUNOZ / MANUEL DE LA LASTRA / NICOLAS ROJAS / MANUEL JOSE RIBERA / PREFECTO DEL DEPART. CORSINO BALSA above wavy line of words INAUGURAN LA MONEDA A VAPOR above EN / POTOSI above curved DICIEMBRE 28 DE 1859.; plain edge. Mostly deeply toned, with some small spots of verdigris and carbon, a couple small rim-nicks. PCGS #32917085. Estimate: $500-$750.

728. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/3 melgarejo, 1869, PCGS AU58. Burnett-120.2; Fonrobert-9720. Obverse with high-relief bare bust of Melgarejo facing left above initials M.G. within legend BOLIVIA TIENE CREDITO POR LA PAZ .; reverse with legend LA PATRIA AGRADECIDA AL PRESIDENTE around wavy-line MELGAREJO above POR LA INAUGURACION / DE LA / MONEDA A VAPOR / POTOSI DIBRE. above curved 28 DE 1869; reeded edge. Light and colorful toning over luster, small natural lacuna between 28 and DE. PCGS #32906175. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Bolivia (Republic) 729. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 8 scudos, 1854MJ, NGC MS 61. KM-116. 26.99

grams. Choice bold strike, nice luster, faint surface hairlines in fields, second finest

in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #4739339-001. Estimate: $2,000$3,000.

730. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 1 scudo, 1856FJ, NGC MS 63. KM-114. Choice strike and luster with incipient reddish toning, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4739339-002. Estimate: $800-$1,200. 731. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 1 scudo, 1868FE, NGC MS 62. KM-141. Choice strike, lustrous fields, desirable one-year type in just three denominations: the 1 and 1/2 scudo with denomination stated clearly in design as ESCUDO and the extremely rare and important 32.4-gram 8 scudos with denomination as ONZA. NGC #2124949-010. Estimate: $500-$750. 732. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1830JL, NGC MS 62. KM-95a. Nice luster with spotty golden toning all over, looks higher grade (old slab). NGC #639408-004. Estimate: $250-$375. 733. Potosí, Bolivia, 1-sol monetary medal, 1851, Constitution, NGC MS 63+,

ex-Cotoca (stated on label).

Burnett-37; Fonrobert-9558. 3.42 grams. The finest example graded by NGC, though not listed as such in the census. Obverse with open-book Constitution with CONS / TITU / CION on left page and BOLI / VIANA on right page inside legend JURADA EN 28 DE OCTUBRE DE 1851; reverse with Cerro de Potosí with llama to left and wheat to right under radiant sun inside legend REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA; reeded edge. Moderate luster with patchy dark toning, minor natural flaw at top-right of book. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686273-007. Estimate: $150-$225.

734. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2-sol monetary medal, 1854, Belzu, NGC MS 61, ex-Cotoca (stated on label). Burnett-unl (65.1 but in silver); Fonrobert-unl (9591 but in silver). Obverse

with standing mother holding baby and with one standing child on each side above cornucopia to left and flower on stem to right within legend LA PATRIA AL Y. DEFENSOR DE SU INDEPA.; reverse with bare head of Belzu above clouds and wreath inside legend M.Y. BELZU PRESID. CONSTITUCIONAL. with Potosí monogram and date 1854 at bottom; diagonally reeded edge. Bold strike, spotty toning, no luster, minimal high-point wear. (Slab label references Fonrobert 9590 [gold 1 scudo] in error.) Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

735. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/4 sol, 1853, NGC MS 62. KM-117. Scarce date of a two-year denomination that is usually found holed, a choice example with bold strike, no wear, clean fields, among the top few known. NGC #4632433-005. Estimate: $350-$500.

736. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 melgarejo, 1865FP, NGC AU 53. KM-146.

Very light toning over muted luster, the obverse fields slightly hairlined, good strike but with slightly weak centers, popular one-year type that is technically a monetary medal but (along with its fractions) has been listed as a coin in KM for a long time now. NGC 4687913-017. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Brazil (colonial) Gold

740. Brazil (Minas mint), gold 1/2 dobrão (10000 reis), João

737. Brazil (Minas mint), gold dobrão (20000 reis), João

V, 1727-M, NGC AU details / rev spot removed. Gomes-38.04;

V, 1727-M, NGC MS 63. Gomes-37.04; Russo-247. Bold strike with faint reddish toning over muted luster, adjustment marks on cross and evidence of die-clashing in legends, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. As mentioned in the previous lot, technically this denomination was to be circulated at a value of 12000 reis. NGC #3725344-009. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

Bold strike with faint reddish toning, minor marks except for series of scratches to right of date, impressively massive gold coin (in fact the largest made in the Americas). Technically the coins in this “cross” series show undervalued denominations, as the intrinsic circulation value of this piece (for example) was actually 24,000 reis. NGC #5709084-002. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000. Russo-251.

741. Brazil (Bahia mint), gold peça (6400 reis), José I, 1776B, NGC AU 58. Gomes-42.28; Russo-406. Nice luster and strike, popular

date with US collectors, tied with two others for finest in NGC census. NGC #4474987-008. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

738. Brazil (Minas mint), gold dobra (12800 reis), João V,

1732-M, NGC AU 58. Gomes-61.06: Russo-288. Nice luster in legends,

light wear on central high points, popular large gold coin (heavier than an 8 escudos) minted with denomination in the design. NGC #3808522-009. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

742. Brazil (Lisbon mint), gold moeda (4000 reis), José I,

1775, IOSEPHUS, large crown, coin axis. Gomes-63.07; Russo-335;

KM-171.4. 7.95 grams. Lightly red-toned AU with mount-mark on edge

above crown. Estimate: $400-$600.

739. Brazil (Minas mint), gold 1/2 dobrão (10000 reis), João V, 1725-M, NGC AU 55. Gomes-37.02; Russo-245. Luster in legends, light wear on high points, showing a denomination of 10000 but technically worth 12000 reis in its time due to earlier revaluations. NGC #3805020-005. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

743. Brazil (Rio mint), gold moeda (4000 reis), João

Prince Regent, 1812 with date as 181.2 (rare), NGC MS 65.

Gomes-33.12; Russo-572a; KM-235.2. A gorgeous coin with deep red toning

over strong luster throughout, in fact tied with five others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 66, but unfortunately it is unknown whether any of those are the same 181.2 error as this coin (presumably none), of which we could find no other examples sold in recent years. NGC #4883508-002. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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Brazil (War of the Triple Alliance)

Pedro II

748. Brazil, 1/2-cut “balastraca” 200 reis

(1864-70) cut from a Spanish (or colonial) bust 2 reales, with countermark “200” on obverse, rare. Russo-668. 1.70 grams. Bold coun-

744. Brazil (Bahia mint), 320 reis (pataca), Pedro II, 1695, narrow-base crown / round globe. Gomes-21.01; Russo-111a; KM-81.2. 9.23 grams. Deeply toned AXF with tiny divot in globe, that side boldly

struck. Estimate: $300-$450.

termark, nine sharp teeth, deeply toned all over but dark inside numbers, host coin blank and scratched (Poor), popular emergency issue from the war against Paraguay in which Brazil was allied with Argentina and Uruguay (the so-called “Triple Alliance”). Estimate: $200-$300.

749. Brazil, 1/4-cut “balastraca” 100 reis (1864-70) cut from a Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1830JL, with countermark “100” on obverse, rare. Russo-unl. 1.46 grams. Bold countermark and sharp

teeth, the host with much detail visible (Fine) including 30 of date, full assayer JL and part of Bolívar’s face inside of CONSTIT(UCION), lightly toned all over (dark in teeth), popular emergency issue from the war against Paraguay in which Brazil was allied with Argentina and Uruguay (the so-called “Triple Alliance”). Estimate: $150-$225.

Brazil (Empire) 745. Brazil (Bahia mint), 320 reis (pataca), Pedro II, 1696/5

(rare), narrow-base crown / round globe. Gomes-21.02a; Russo-unl;

KM-82 for type. 9.50 grams. Lightly toned XF with parts of rims slightly crude (as made), trace of overdate at top and bottom of the 6. Estimate: $350-$500.

João Prince Regent

746. Brazil (Minas Gerais), 960 reis counterstamp (1809) on a Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, NGC VF 30, c/s XF standard. Gomes-112.02; Russo-450; KM-242. Deeply toned

with a few rainbow notes on obverse and vivid blue on reverse, the counterstamp fully detailed (AU) and typically covering the host date. NGC #4740056-006. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $150-$225.

750. Brazil, 2000 reis, Pedro II, 1888, NGC MS 64. Russo-658; KM-485. Brightly lustrous and devoid of wear, faint bagmarks only, no toning. Pedigreed to the Freeman Craig auction of May 1984. NGC #4739928-001. Estimate: $150-$225.

Brazil (Republic of the United States of Brazil)

747. Brazil (Rio mint), 960 reis, João Prince Regent, 1817-

R, struck over a Spanish colonial bust 8R of Charles IV.

AU+ with light golden toning over muted luster, traces of undercoin in centers only. Estimate: $125-$200.

Gomes-29.18; Russo-427; KM-307.3. 26.79 grams.

751. Brazil, 2000 reis, 1911, NGC MS 64. Russo-699; KM-508.

Light golden toning with shades of blue over muted luster, just a couple bagmarks, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4738965-022. Estimate: $125-$200.

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British Guiana

752. British Guiana, proof 1/2 guilder, William IV, 1836, PCGS PR63. KM-24. Light rainbow toning over luster, second finest in PCGS census behind a single PF65 (with only a PF 62 and a PF 64 at NGC). PCGS #80526762. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Chile (colonial) Gold

753. Santiago, Chile, bust gold 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 756. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1814FJ,

1759J, FERDINANDUS, NGC AU 53.

CT-84; KM-12. Good strike, modest wear on high points and the fields only lightly marked (no luster), early type with full king’s name as opposed to just FERDIND. NGC #1877838-012. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

NGC XF details / rev damage. CT-122; KM-80. Light toning with faint traces of luster, broad flan, typically weak centers, reverse with central adjustment marks and small old gouge at bottom point of shield. NGC #4911078-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

757. Santiago, Chile, bust 1

real, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IIII), 1791DA, NGC VF 20, finest and only example in NGC census. CT-587; KM-48. Attractive light toning all over, broad flan, slightly off-center strike, scarce oneyear type. NGC #4911078-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

754. Santiago, Chile, bust gold 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1760J. CT-87; KM-12. AU- with attractive red toning over luster in

legends, parts of rims weak (as made). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Busts

758. Santiago, Chile, bust 1/2 real,

Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1813FJ, NGC AU 55. CT-1392; KM-64.

Bold but slightly off-center strike on broad flan that extends past the obverse rim, light toning over muted luster, traces of die-clashing on both sides. NGC #4911078-006. Estimate: $200-$300.

Chile (Republic)

759. Santiago, Chile, gold 2 escudos, 1838IJ, NGC MS 63.

755. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1812FJ,

NGC F 15. CT-118; KM-80. Deeply toned with black spots on reverse, broad flan, more like VF 20 in our opinion. NGC #4911078-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-97. Exceptional grade for this popular two-year type (just two points from “top pop”), with decent luster and also a nice strike (only minor central weakness on arms side). NGC #4931220-003. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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Colombia (colonial) Gold

760. Santiago, Chile, gold 8 escudos, 1849ML (December).

KM-105. 27.02 grams. AU- details with evidence of light cleaning, mostly

weak rims (as made), incuse MES DE DICIEMBRE on edge. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

764. Bogotá, Colombia, bust gold 8 escudos, Charles III,

1776JJ, no dot between J’s, NGC AU 53. Restrepo-72.12a; CT-180;

Modestly lustrous but hairlined, decent strike, trace of 6/6 in date (unlisted variety), second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #4743617-001. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. KM-50.1.

761. Chile, copper pattern 1/10 décimo (proclamation), 1860 essai, rare, NGC MS 66 BN, finest and only example in NGC census. Fonrobert-9946. Lightly rainbow toned with traces of

original copper color around date-side details, strong die-polish lines in fields but no marks or wear at all. NGC #4743321-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

765. Popayán, Colombia, bust gold 8 escudos, Charles III, 1776JS, no dot between J’s.

Restrepo-73.16; CT-128; KM-50.2. 26.94 grams. AU with muted luster, light scratches on both sides but also a

762. Santiago, Chile, 20 centavos, 1874, REPUDLICA error,

dig and a scuff on obverse fields, scarce and popular date for US collectors. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

NGC MS 62, finest and only example in NGC census. KM-unl (138.1 for type). Choice luster, no toning but a couple carbon spots, rare

and shocking error with clear D/B in legend (first we have seen). NGC #4742616-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

766. Bogotá, Colombia, bust gold 8 escudos, Charles IV

763. Santiago, Chile, 1 décimo, 1893, NGC MS 67, finest known in NGC census. KM-136.3. Near-prooflike luster with choice, frosty details and strong elements of die-clashing on both sides, no marks or wear at all, not just finest known for the date but also top grade for the entire denomination. NGC #4739223-012. Estimate: $100-$150.

transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1791JJ, dot between J’s, NGC VF 35. Restrepo-97.2; CT-119; KM-53.1. Traces of

luster in legends and on reverse, lots of small marks and some wear, very lightly toned near rims. NGC #456361-003. Estimate: $1,250$2,000.

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Busts

767. Bogotá, Colombia, bust gold 4 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1818JF. Restrepo-126.1; CT-164; KM-72. 13.52

grams. AU details but polished and with four mount-marks on edge, still desirable as one of only two years of Ferdinand VII 4 escudos struck in Colombia (the other being 1819), hence a very tough type-coin. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

772. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust

of Charles IV), 1811JF, NGC XF details / cleaned. Restrepo-120.2;

CT-590; KM-71. Nice strike and no major flaws (the evidence of cleaning

negligible for the grade and essentially just a lack of natural toning, which will change over time), hence quite desirable as both a rare type-coin (the only colonial 8 reales of Colombia) and as the rare first date of the series. NGC #4740171-005. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

768. Bogotá, Colombia, bust gold 2 escudos, Charles III,

1781JJ, dot between J’s. Restrepo-61.21; CT-559; KM-49.1. 6.67 grams.

Good strike with nice rims, XF with light circulation marks all over. Estimate: $350-$500.

773. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust

of Charles IV), 1810JF. Restrepo-114.1; CT-794; KM-70.2. 6.46 grams.

769. Popayán, Colombia, bust gold 1 escudo, Charles III,

Deeply toned AVF with traces of luster in legends, flan-crack through 8 of date and parts of rims crude (as made). Estimate: $150-$225.

1772JS, dot between J and S. Restrepo-54.2; CT-671; KM-48.2. 3.37 grams. AU- with traces of luster, good strike and rims, the reverse

slightly off-center. Estimate: $200-$300.

774. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1772VJ, 770. Bogotá, Colombia, bust gold 1 escudo, Charles III,

1781JJ, dot between J’s, NGC XF 45. Restrepo-52.22; CT-712; KM-

48.1. Choice bold strike, minimal luster and toning, nice for the grade. NGC #4743033-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

dot between V and J, re-punched date, rare. Restrepo-38.1a; CTNice VF with contrasting toning, clear 72 over off-set 72 in date (the other digits re-punched as well, but better aligned), desirable first date of type. Estimate: $350-$500.

1624; KM-46.1. 3.42 grams.

771. Bogotá, Colombia, bust gold 1 escudo, Charles III, 775. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1773VJ,

1786JJ, dot between J’s, rare, NGC XF 45.

Restrepo-52.32; CT717; KM-48.1a. Listed in Restrepo as “rare” with about double the value

of earlier dates, decent example with just some weakness in shield, parts of rims weak due to slightly off-center strike on small flan. NGC #4743033-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

dot between V and J. Restrepo-38.3; CT-1625; KM-46.1. 3.27 grams. AXF with deep toning in legends, strong rims, somewhat crude lettering including H made of two I’s. Estimate: $150-$225.

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776. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1776JJ, dot

between J’s, rare. Restrepo-38.7; CT-1627; KM-46.1. 3.08 grams. Decent

VF with contrasting toning, bold rims, popular date for US collectors but also very scarce within the series. Estimate: $250-$375.

781. Lot of four Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4R, anepigraphic issue, Charles III or IV, no dates or mintmarks or assayers (1756-96). Restrepo-2. 3.28 grams total. Solid AVF-VF pieces with nice

toning and no problems, three of the pillar style and one of the bust style, the castles and lions definitively matched to Bogotá 8R punches. Estimate: $400-$600.

Colombia (Cartagena provisional) 777. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1795JJ, no

dot between N and R, dot between J’s. Restrepo-78.12a; CT-1187;

VF with light rainbow toning (low contrast), no problems. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-58. 3.96 grams.

778. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, anepigraphic issue, Ferdinand VI or Charles III, no date or mintmark or assayer, pillar-style castle and lion (1756-70), NGC AU 55. Restrepo-2.1.

782. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 2 reales (provisional), 1814, retrograde 4, PCGS VF30 BN, ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-136.3;

Choice bold castle and lion with deep toning around details but parts of rims crude (as made), definitively attributed to Bogotá by matching with 8R punches from the pillar-dollar series, this example tied with lot #780 below for finest known in NGC census for the type. NGC #4740760-002. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-D1. Crude as usual but with clear date below clear VALE / DOS REA / LES inside legend ESTADO (DE C)ARTAGENA, dark all over. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of August 2018), with original sticker and lot-tag #44057. PCGS #84930249. Estimate: $400-$600.

779. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real,

anepigraphic issue, Ferdinand VI or Charles III, no date or mintmark or assayer, pillar-style castle and lion (1756-70), NGC AU 50. Restrepo-2.1.

Deeply toned and problem-free (very nice rims and lion and castle), definitively attributed to Bogotá by matching with 8R punches from the pillar-dollar series, second highest grade in NGC census behind the previous and next lots (the latter being a later variety). NGC #4740760-003. Estimate: $150-$225.

783. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 1/2 real, 1812, NGC AU

55 BN. Restrepo-131.2; KM-D2. Bold full details (except rims), reverse off-center, nice even color all over (dark chocolate brown). NGC #4909965-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

780. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real,

anepigraphic issue, Charles III or IV, no date or mintmark or assayer, bust-style castle and lion (1770-96), NGC AU 55. Restrepo-2.2. Choice full

castle with even, steel-gray toning, the lion also choice but with patchy brown toning on that side, nice rims, definitively attributed to Bogotá by matching with 8R punches from the bust series, tied with lot #778 above for finest known in NGC census for the type. NGC #4740760-004. Estimate: $250-$375.

784. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 1/2 real, 1812, PCGS

XF40 BN. Restrepo-131.2; KM-D2. Mostly bold details (typically crude) with slightly rough surfaces (as made) with traces of verdigris, more rim details evident than usual. PCGS #84937086. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Colombia (Cartagena “imitation cobs”) 785. Cartagena, Colombia, copper “imitation cob” 2 reales, fantasy date “800” (ca.

1815), struck over Cartagena provisional copper 2 reales (1813-14), very rare, with unidentified “S” countermark. Restrepo-118.1. 3.71 grams. This strange, ephemeral Royalist issue

bears a design reminiscent of the Caracas “imitation cobs” (made to resemble Lima pillar-andwaves 2 reales, to promote circulation) struck over a provisional independent Cartagena 2 reales of 1813-14 (Restrepo-136), the present specimen with traces of the undercoin visible through full details on both sides (pillars and cross, the latter with lions and castles transposed as usual), dark brown XF with spots of black toning, the crude incuse “S” countermark on the L of SVL currently unattributed but probably a private hacienda mark. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Colombia (first Republic) 786. Popayán, Colombia, gold 1 escudo, 1824FM. Sed-3; Restrepo-162.3; KM-81.2. 3.46 grams. Cleaned AU- on a broad flan with bold details, lustrous. Estimate: $150-$225.

787. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1826RU, mintmark below denomination,

extremely rare (unlisted). Restrepo-47.1 (unl var); KM-unl (85.3 for type). 0.55 gram. Bold XF+ with parts of rims crude due to poor centering, lightly toned, an apparently unlisted variety (first we have seen) with the P mintmark BELOW the denomination 1/4 (as opposed to P above denomination) flanked by assayers R and U, no doubt a brief, experimental version in the first year of issue. Estimate: $500-up.

Colombia (Republic of New Granada) 788. Bogotá, Colombia, gold 16 pesos, 1838RS. Sed-18; Restrepo-211; KM-

94.1. 26.76 grams. Lustrous AU with surface marks, nice strike and rims. Estimate:

$1,000-$1,500.

789. Bogotá, Colombia, gold 1 peso, 1842RS. Sed-8; Restrepo-200.10; KM-93. 1.61 grams. AU with muted luster, bold letters and rims, natural lamination flaws on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

790. Bogotá, Colombia, 10 reales, 1847, NGC MS 64+, finest known

in NGC census. Restrepo-196.1; KM-107. Lustrous fields and frosty details, the centers slightly weak but fully detailed due to an entire lack of wear, no toning (yet), a truly lovely example of a brief (three-year) type, worthy of finest-known status at both major grading services (tops at PCGS being an MS64 without + designation). NGC #4489230-008. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Colombia (United States of Colombia) 791. Medellín, Colombia, gold 2 pesos, 1871, NGC MS 64. Sed-

34; Restrepo-326.1; KM-A154. Bold strike, muted luster due to grainy surfaces (made from rusty dies), tied with two others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65, brief (two-year) type. NGC #4883400-009. Estimate: $500-$750.

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792. Colombia (struck at the Heaton mint), aluminum pattern 2-1/2 centavos, 1881,

NGC MS 63, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Restrepo-92. Bright white with luster and flawless details, a couple bagmarks only, very eye-catching for a small piece. NGC #4668515-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

793. Colombia (struck at the Heaton mint), copper pattern 1-1/4 centavos, 1874, NGC MS

64 BN, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Restrepo-86; KM-Pn52. Very deeply toned with tiny spots of original color and luster peeking through, flawless strike, no marks or wear. NGC #4668515-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

Colombia (modern Republic)

794. Bogotá, Colombia, pattern 20 centavos, 1951-B, NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-pattern 212 (p. 258); KM-208.2. Prooflike strike with deep luster and light incipi-

ent toning (quite pretty), specimen-quality fields (parallel polish lines), in fact considered a pattern by Restrepo (and by PCGS), but not by NGC, at which this is finest known among six entries in the census. NGC #4668515-009. Estimate: $250-$375.

795. Bogotá, Colombia, copper-nickel 5 centavos, 1941-B, large B, both 1’s as J’s, NGC MS 63. Restrepo-368.28a var; KM-199. Nearly prooflike quality with highly lustrous fields and frosty details, faint

amber toning across middle, light circular die-polish lines indicative of a specimen strike or pattern, this year known for experimentation in other metals due to wartime need for nickel, an unlisted date variety (with both 1’s as J’s) in any case, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. NGC #4668515007. Estimate: $175-$250.

796. Colombia, copper pattern 2 centavos, 1942, NGC MS 64 BN, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-pattern 152 (p. 257). Choice strike and near-flawless condition but somewhat dull color with traces of original color and luster around details, tiny spot of verdigris on neck. NGC #4668515-004. Estimate: $150-$225.

Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 797. Costa Rica (Central American Republic), gold 4 escudos, 1837E.

KM-16.

13.41 grams. AXF with typically weak tree but nice mountains, light red toning, parts of rims

weak, hairlines on tree side only, rare and desirable type struck in medal axis and therefore often holed and plugged (not the case here). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

798. Costa Rica, Central American Republic, gold 2 escudos, 1850JB, NGC AU 55. KM-15. Lustrous and choice for the grade, with all leaves clear on tree, minimal high-point wear, popular type. NGC #4909950-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

799. Costa Rica, Central American Republic, gold 1 escudo, 1849JB, NGC AU 55. KM-14. Bold strike with full details, light red toning all over, muted luster. NGC #4909950-003. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Costa Rica (countermarks and counterstamps) Type I

800. Costa Rica, 2 reales, circular hole-punch and Carrillo “star” countermark (Type

I, 1841-42) on a Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, 1801AJ, very rare host, ex-Richard Stuart. KM-unl. 5.99 grams. Host Good, with oddly grainy surfaces, light toning, countermark uneven Fine, unlisted host (first we have seen heard of ), an important coin for the specialist. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Type III

801. Costa Rica, 2 reales, Type III counterstamp (1845) on a mainland Spanish bust 2R of Charles III dated 1784. KM-37 or 38. 4.94 grams. Host Good, with clear date but

too worn to make out the mint or assayer, counterstamp VG with clear Liberty and tree but nothing else, lightly toned all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

Type VI

802. Costa Rica, gold 1/2 escudo, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 escudo, 1847JB. KM-80. 1.53 grams.

Host and countermark both bold XF+ with full details, no problems (note this countermark on gold is actually a double countermark, with one impression on each side). Estimate: $200-$300.

803. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a

Guatemala bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1815M, unique host, NGC VF details / holed, c/s AU standard. KM-unl. Choice full countermark, deeply impressed

(cupping the host a bit), on a lightly worn but still-lustrous host with a few marks and the obligatory hole at top but possibly unique as a colonial host with this countermark, unlisted in any reference and the first we have ever heard of, an important coin for the specialist. NGC #4740760-005. Estimate: $1,000-up.

804. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central Ameri-

can Republic) 1/2 real, 1843M, NGC VF 35, c/s XF standard. KM-67. Bold countermark on tree side and legends on mountains side, deeply rainbow toned all over. NGC #4740760-006. Estimate: $125-$200.

805. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central Ameri-

can Republic) 1/2 real, 1849JB, NGC XF 45, c/s XF standard. KM-68. Choice full countermark and host details, all deeply rainbow toned, but with crude rims (as made). NGC #4740760-007. Estimate: $150-$225.

806. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) trial strike (one on each

side) on a blank copper token flan, unique. 3.80 grams. Fully detailed AU countermarks on a blank host that appears to show circulation after countermarking (but probably not as a 1/2 real), first example we have ever seen or heard of, no doubt of serious interest to a Costa Rican specialist. Estimate: $500-up.

Type IX

807. Costa Rica, 1 colón, 1923 counterstamp (Type VIII) on a Costa Rica 50 centavos, 1890GW, NGC MS 64, c/s UNC standard, finest known in NGC census. KM-163. Full and pristine countermark on a choice-grade host with luster throughout, incipient reddish toning, just some light wear and marks on the “bottom” side relative to countermarking (hence probably from the act of countermarking itself and not from actual circulation), the finest known at NGC by six grades. NGC #4738959-015. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Costa Rica (Republic)

813. Costa Rica, gold 10 colones, 1897, Columbus, NGC MS 62. KM-140. Good

luster and strike except for epicenter of obverse, minor bagmarks. NGC #2835006-007. Estimate: $400-$600.

814. Costa Rica, gold 10

808. Costa Rica, gold 2 escudos, 1855JB, NGC XF 45, ex- colones, 1899, Columbus,

Eliasberg (stated on label).

Bold strike but with centers typically weak, toned around details, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection. NGC #1839122-036. Estimate: $400-$600. KM-99.

809. Costa Rica, gold 1/2 escudo, 1855JB, NGC AU 55.

NGC MS 61. KM-140. Bold strike with nice luster, tiny marks in obverse fields. NGC #2821481018. Estimate: $400-$600.

815. Costa Rica, gold 10 co-

Bold strike with much more detail in centers than usual (still not perfect), hint of luster and toning. NGC #4743617-002. Estimate: $400-$600. KM-97.

lones, 1900, large date, Columbus, NGC MS 62. KM-140.

Nice strike and luster, minimal bagmarks. NGC #2835006-009. Estimate: $400-$600.

816. Costa Rica, gold 5 colones,

1899, Columbus, NGC MS 63. KM-142. Choice strike, good luster, mini-

mal bagmarks, very light toning. NGC #2821481-015. Estimate: $300-$450.

810. Costa Rica, gold 20 colones, 1897, Columbus, NGC MS

62. KM-141. Decent luster, a few bagmarks only. NGC #2811367-001.

Estimate: $800-$1,200.

817. Costa Rica, gold 5 colones, 1900, Columbus, NGC MS 62.

KM-142. Yellow color (somewhat bright), good luster, typical bagmarks. NGC #2816406-002. Estimate: $300-$450.

818. Costa Rica, gold 2 colones, 1922,

Columbus, NGC MS 65. KM-139. Choice strike, muted luster, no marks or wear. NGC #2821481-013. Estimate: $125-$200.

819. Costa Rica, gold 2 colones, 1926,

811. Costa Rica, gold 20 colones, 1899, Columbus, NGC MS

63. KM-141. Choice luster, just a few bagmarks. NGC #2797161-017. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Columbus, NGC MS 65+. KM-139. Choice strike, good luster, no marks or wear. NGC #2821258-004. Estimate: $125-$200.

820. Costa Rica, gold 2 colones, 1928,

Columbus, NGC MS 66. KM-139. Nice luster, choice strike, no marks or wear, second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #2810341-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

821. Costa Rica, gold 2 colones, 1928, Columbus, NGC MS 66. KM-139. Nice

luster, choice strike, no marks or wear, second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #2810343-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

812. Costa Rica, gold 20 colones, 1900, Columbus, NGC

MS 62. KM-141. Good luster, slightly weak centers, minimal bagmarks, significantly scarcer than the other two dates in this type (1897 and 1899) as from a mintage of only 5000 pieces. NGC #2821965-002. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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822. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1847JB, normal B, colonial-style edge (very rare), “Madonna and child” proclamation issue, NGC AU 53. KM-unl (65 for type). Deep rainbow toning, typically soft

strike but problem-free except for small (natural) lacuna on 7 of date, choice grade, second finest in NGC census behind a single AU 58 for the normal-B variety, but without notation as to edge design, which on this specimen is the rare circle-and-dot style, also not noted in KM. NGC #4700529-008. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

823. Costa Rica, 1/4 peso, 1850JB, NGC XF 40. KM-103. Choice details for

the grade (center of shield and leaves of tree typically soft), with nicely contrasting toning. NGC #2828026-003. Estimate: $150-$225.

824. Costa Rica, 10 centavos, 825. Costa Rica (struck in Birmingham), 1865GW, NGC AU 53. KM-111. Bold strike (some leaves still flat) with lustrous fields, toned around details (only). NGC #4486410-009. Estimate: $200-$300.

Cuba

826. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), gold 1 peso, 1915, obverse struck-through error, NGC Mint Error MS 66. KM-16. Choice luster with light rainbow toning in a circular pattern on the shield side, the obverse with heavy die-polish lines (like a specimen strike) and evidence of striking through fibers, including a ball of stuff to left of the 1 in the weight, important to both Cuban collectors and collectors of Philadelphia mint errors. NGC #4345431-007. Estimate: $1,000-up.

827. Cuba, proof copper provisional 1/2 peso, 1870P-CT, NGC PF 63 RD.

KM-Pn4a. Beautiful purple-blue toning over original copper color with bright original luster, not the top grade at NGC for this pattern but notable as the only one in the desirable RD (Red) designation. NGC #3259469-001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

828. Cuba, 4 reales, castle and key countermark (1872-77) on a Zacatecas,

Mexico, 4 reales, 1848, PCGS VF details / damage. KM-unl (cf R2). An unlisted

and presumably very rare countermark consisting of a small castle atop a short key inside a tri-lobe incuse punched in the middle of the Liberty cap of the well-toned host, above a crude hole at edge, the castle and key a traditional symbol for Cuba and likely the “first attempt” at a countermark for this issue, which was believed to be a fund-raiser for troops during Cuba’s “Ten Years War” against Spain (1868-78). PCGS #37523540. Estimate: $500-up.

829. Cuba, 50 centavos, long key countermark (1872-77) on a USA (New

Orleans mint) seated Liberty half dollar 1857-O, PCGS AG details / damage. KM-R5.3. Bold incuse countermark on the eagle side of a well-worn US host with

dark toning around details plus golden hue all over, a few old scratches and crude rims, popular and important issue from the time of Cuba’s “Ten Years War” against Spain (1868-78). PCGS #37523538. Estimate: $500-up.

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25 centavos, 1893-HEATON BIRMM., NGC MS 64. KM-130. Choice strike and full luster, no wear or marks. NGC #2827685-002. Estimate: $200-$300.


830. Cuba, 50 centavos, short key countermark (1872-77)

on a San Luis Potosí, Mexico, 50 centavos, 1872O, PCGS VF25. KM-R5.1. Attractively rainbow-toned host (scarce), very bold

incuse countermark, popular and important issue from the time of Cuba’s “Ten Years War” against Spain (1868-78). PCGS #37523539. Estimate: $500-up.

834. Cuba, 1 peso (“ABC peso”), 1934, ANACS MS 62. KM-

22. Light golden toning (a bit speckled) all over, also a few bagmarks but no evidence of wear. ANACS #2341652. Estimate: $200-$300.

831. Cuevitas (Matanzas province), Cuba, copper 20 cen-

tavos token, dated 1876, J. Polledo, rare, NGC MS 63. Rulau-

MAT52. Light colorful toning with traces of original copper color and luster, minimal marks, cool design with standing cow over date on one side and denomination inside legend YNGO. ASTURIAS at top and DE J. POLLEDO at bottom, plain edge. NGC #4740059-003. Estimate: $500-up.

832. Cuba (struck at the Gorham mint), “souvenir” peso, 1897, closely spaced date, star below baseline of 97. KM-M2. 22.51 grams. AU- with light hairlines from old cleaning, now toned

around details, a few light marks, nice overall. Estimate: $125-$200.

835. Cuba, 1 peso (“ABC peso”), 1938, PCGS MS62 (old green label). KM-22. Brilliantly lustrous, with incipient purple toning

at bottom of reverse, minor bagmarks, probably deserving of a higher grade today. PCGS #8404994. Estimate: $200-$300.

836. Cuba, proof “souvenir” peso (“Bay of Pigs” exile issue), 1965, lettered edge, NGC PF 67, finest and only example in NGC census. KM-XM6. Mirrorlike fields and frosty details, with lovely blue toning on reverse, scarce issue struck as a fund-raiser for the Agency for Cuban Numismatics in Exile in the design of the famous 1897 “souvenir peso” issued by the Cuban Revolutionary Junta in New York but with incuse lettering on edge EN MEMORIA LA BAHIA DE LOS COCHINOS 1961 1965 (In Memory of the Bay of Pigs 1961-1965), apparently scarcer than the reeded-edge variety (a plainedge version also known). NGC #4739223-003. Estimate: $500-$750.

833. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), proof 40 centavos, 1916, NGC PF 61. KM-14.3. Bluish toning on lustrous fields

with frosty details, minor marks all over, supposedly among only 50 struck but with a relatively high population of fourteen entries at NGC (several re-grades, no doubt), in any case popular with US collectors as a Philadelphia-mint product. NGC #4740171-003. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Dominican Republic

837. Cuba, proof 20 pesos, 1977, Lenin, very rare, NGC PF

67 Ultra Cameo. KM-41. Brightly mirrored fields with frosty details, virtually no marks at all, with incipient toning at rims only, from a reported mintage of just 100 pieces (struck on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the socialist revolution in Russia). NGC #4739223-002. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Curaçao

838. Curaçao (Dutch administration), 3 reaals, 1/5 cut of a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales of Charles III assayer FM with countermark 3 in circle (1818). KM-28.1. 5.03 grams. Very bold and deep countermark (AU, toned) placed right on the assayer FM of a Fine host with lightly worn scallop-cut edge and light toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

Cyprus

839. Cyprus, 4-1/2 piastres, 1901, Victoria, NGC XF 45.

KM-5. Bold strike with modest wear and marks, trace of toning and luster. Pedigreed to Randy Weir (January 2004). NGC #4739928-009. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $125-$200.

Danish West Indies

840. St. Thomas, Danish West

Indies, octagonal uniface brass 2 lb ice token (GOOD FOR 2 LB ICE), Raven & Co. (ca. 1915-30), rare.

842. Dominican Republic, gold 30 pesos, 1955, Trujillo

regime 25th anniversary, NGC MS 61. KM-24. Lustrous, with minor bagmarks, die-polish lines, adjustment marks on bust. NGC #4739926-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

843. Dominican Republic, gold 200 pesos, 1977, centennial of Duarte’s death. KM-47. 31.0 grams. Mirror BU with a bit of

cloudiness on reverse (only), from an original mintage of 1,000 with many melted later (now scarce), struck in .800 fine gold with an AGW of 0.7973. With original certificate from the mint and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 1999, with original lot-tag #1657. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

844. Dominican Republic, copper-

nickel 2-1/2 centavos, 1877, NGC MS 63. KM-4. Simple design with cross on one side and denomination on the other, nice luster, minimal bagmarks and no wear. NGC #4746754-007. Estimate: $175-$250.

Sieg-75. 9.81 grams. XF with mostly light copper color but some dark spots and light encrustation in the incuse letters, holed at 3 o’clock as made. Estimate: $200-$300.

841. St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, uniface brass 1 lb ice token (GOOD FOR 1 LB ICE), Raven & Co. (ca. 1915-30), rare. Rulau-Vrg 52;

VF+ with light brass color all over except for one coppery streak and light patina, also most of the incuse lettering harboring light encrustation, holed at 3 o’clock as made. Estimate: $200-$300. Sieg-74; Carlsen-71. 10.00 grams.

845. Dominican Republic, proof bronze essai 2 centavos, 1877-E, NGC PF 62 BN. KM-E5.2. Deep purple and blue toning

all over, a couple bagmarks and tiny carbon spots but no wear. NGC #4746754-015. Estimate: $175-$250.

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851. Dominican Republic (struck at the Paris mint), copper-nickel 2-1/2 centavos, 1888-A, large date, NGC AU 58. KM-7.3. Muted luster,

no wear and minimal marks, dull gray color all over. NGC #4746754-006. Estimate: $100-$150.

846. Dominican Republic, proof bronze essai 2 centavos,

wreath type, 1878-E, wreath type, NGC PF 65 BN. KM-E14.2.

Lovely rainbow toning in centers, brassier color and more luster at rims, minimal bagmarks, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4746754-010. Estimate: $350-$500.

852. Dominican Republic (struck at the Paris mint), 5 francos, 1891-A, NGC MS 63, ex-Rudman. KM-12. Brightly lustrous

847. Dominican Republic, proof bronze essai 1 centavo,

1877-E, NGC PF 66 BN, finest known in NGC census. KM-

with light toning around details, some bagmarks. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #3070638-004. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

E2.2. Vivid

violet and green color on lustrous surfaces with no marks, gem quality. NGC #5709387-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

848. Dominican Republic, proof bronze essai 1 centavo, 1877-E, NGC PF 65 BN.

Beautiful blue and purple toning all over, faint die-stress lines but no marks or wear, second finest in NGC census behind the previous lot. NGC #4746754-013. Estimate: $175-$250. KM-E2.2.

849. Dominican Republic, brass 1 centavo, 1877, NGC MS 65.

853. Dominican Republic (struck at the Paris mint), 5 francos, 1891-A, NGC AU 55. KM-12. Lustrous but non-toned and with minor marks all over. NGC #4746754-002. Estimate: $350-$500.

854. Dominican Republic

(struck at the Paris mint), 50 centĂŠsimos, 1891-A, NGC MS 64. KM-10. Lightly toned over muted

luster, minor bagmarks, choice grade. NGC #4746754-005. Estimate: $750$1,100.

KM-3. Brilliant

bright brass with high luster on slightly grainy surfaces with circular die-polish lines on obverse only, no marks or wear. NGC #4746754-001. Estimate: $100-$150.

855. Dominican Republic (struck at the Paris mint), bronze 850. Dominican Republic, proof bronze essai 1 centavo,

1878-E, wreath type, NGC PF 65 RB. KM-E10.2. Bright luster and

original color with bluish toning here and there, a few die-stress lines but no marks, tied with six others for second finest in NGC census behind a single PF 66. NGC #4746754-009. Estimate: $150-$225.

10 centĂŠsimos, 1891-A, NGC MS 64 RB. KM-9. Brassy copper color with very light toning, muted luster, a couple tiny carbon spots but no marks or wear. NGC #4746754-012. Estimate: $175-$250.

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860. Dominican Republic, 20 centavos, 1897-A, NGC MS 63+. KM-14. Faint toning

856. Dominican Republic (struck at the Paris mint), bronze 5 centĂŠsimos, 1891-A, NGC MS 64 RB.

KM-8. Some original color on fields but high points toned, muted luster, minimal bagmarks, second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #4746754-014. Estimate: $100-$150.

857. Dominican Republic, proof

copper-nickel piefort essai 1 centavo, 1892, plain edge, NGC PF 63, finest and only example in NGC census. KM-E19. No marks

over nice luster (especially on reverse), minimal marks. Though the dies for this type were made in Paris, the coins were struck at the Philadelphia mint. NGC #4746754-004. Estimate: $250-$375.

861. Dominican Republic, 10 centavos, 1897-A, PCGS MS63, ex-Rudman. KM-13. Light golden toning

over muted but attractive luster, no marks, second highest grade at either PCGS or NGC. Though the dies for this type were made in Paris, the coins were struck at the Philadelphia mint. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

but somewhat muted luster with tiny carbon spots. NGC #4746762-001. Estimate: $350-$500.

862. Dominican Republic (struck at the Philadelphia mint),

1 peso, 1939, NGC AU 58, ex-Rudman.

858. Dominican Republic, 1 peso, 1897-A, NGC AU 55, exRudman. KM-16. Nice luster for the assigned grade (in fact begging

KM-22. Great luster with touch of purple-blue toning on reverse, minor bagmarks. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #3163628-014. Estimate: $200-$300.

for a higher grade), with faint trace of golden toning, minimal marks. Though the dies for this type were made in Paris, the coins were struck at the Philadelphia mint. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #3070638-009. Estimate: $300-$450.

863. Dominican Republic (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 1 peso, 1939, NGC AU 55, ex-Rudman. KM-22. Medium luster, 859. Dominican Republic, 1/2 peso, 1897-A, small mint-

mark, NGC MS 62. KM-15. Good luster, some high points weakly

no toning, light bagmarks only. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #3476970-005. Estimate: $150-$225.

struck and with a few bagmarks, faint toning. Though the dies for this type were made in Paris, the coins were struck at the Philadelphia mint. NGC #4746754-003. Estimate: $600-$900.

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864. Dominican Republic (struck in Philadelphia), 25

centavos, 1939, NGC AU 55, ex-Rudman. KM-20. Nice luster and minimal marks, faint surface hairlines on obverse. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #2777214-008. Estimate: $150-$225.

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El Salvador (countermarks) Type II

865. Dominican Republic, silver 1 peso, 1952, NGC MS 64. KM-22. Bright white with luster, minimal bagmarks, nice strike. NGC

#4738965-002. Estimate: $125-$200.

870. El Salvador, 8 reales, zigzag test mark (Type II, 1834-5) on obverse of Austrian thaler 1759 (Maria Theresia), rare, NGC VF 20. Host: Dav-1112; Countermark: KM-unl for this host. Deeply

toned host with honest wear and no major issues, the countermark very bold and sharp, placed in the field behind the head of Maria Theresia (all other examples we can trace show the countermark in front of her face). NGC #4923138-001. Estimate: $500-up.

Type IV 866. Dominican Republic, 1 peso, 1955, Trujillo 25th anniversary, NGC MS 63, ex-Rudman. KM-23. Brilliantly lustrous

with light bagmarks only, scarce issue of just 50,000 coins struck, of which 30,550 were melted after Trujillo’s assassination. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #3501131-008. Estimate: $125-$200.

867. Dominican

Republic, 25 pesos, 2005, steel die trial, NGC MS 66.

KM-107. Lustrous, satin fields, virtually flawless, common issue but the first we have seen in this off-metal trial strike (so probably rare). Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #3070640-028. Estimate: $125-$200.

Ecuador

868. Quito, Ecuador, gold 1

escudo, 1833GJ, NGC XF 45. KM-15. Bold strike, nice reddish toning

around details, ideal example in collectible grade. NGC #5709436-001. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

869. Quito,

Ecuador, 4 reales, 1862, bare bust, NGC VF 20. KM-41. Lightly

toned with normal wear, minor rimflaws, one-year type with new bust and no assayer. NGC #5706285-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

871. El Salvador, 4 reales, R-in-beaded-circle countermark (Type IV, 1862-3) on a Guatemala 4 reales, 1860R, rare, NGC VF details / cleaned, c/s VF standard. KM-96. Bold full countermark on neck of Carrera, silvery host with incipient toning on reverse, minor scratches. NGC #3901880-009. Estimate: $600-$900.

872. El Salvador, 2 reales, R-in-beadedcircle countermark (Type IV, 1862-3) on a Guatemala 2 reales, 1860R, NGC F 15, c/s VF standard. KM-92.

Nearly full countermark on neck of Carrera, silvery host with toned reverse, closer to VF in our estimation. NGC #3901880-010. Estimate: $175-$250.

873. El Salvador, 2

reales, R-in-beadedcircle countermark (Type IV, 1862-3) on a Guatemala 2 reales, 1861R, NGC Fine details / mount removed, c/s XF standard. KM-92.

Bold full countermark on Carrera’s neck, the host with hairlines but nicely toned, top edge filed and smoothed where mount was removed. NGC #3901880-007. Estimate: $150-$225.

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874. El Salvador, 1 real, R-in-beaded-circle countermark (Type IV, 1862-3) on a Guatemala

1 real, 1860R, NGC XF details / cleaned, c/s VF standard. KM-88. Nearly full countermark on Car-

rera’s neck, sharply detailed host with light toning over faint old surface hairlines. NGC #3901880-011. Estimate: $150-$225.

875. El Salvador, 1 real, R-in-beaded-circle countermark (Type IV, 1862-3) on a Guatemala

1 real, 1861R, NGC VF 30, c/s XF standard. KM-unl (88 for type). Bold full countermark on Carrera’s neck, bold but silvery host whose date is unlisted in KM, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census (for any host date). NGC #3901880-004. Estimate: $150-$225.

876. El Salvador, 1/2 real, R-in-beaded-circle countermark (Type IV, 1862-3) on a Guatemala 1/2 real, 1862R, rare host, NGC Fine details / obv cleaned, c/s VF standard. KM-84. Bold full countermark on Carrera’s neck, obverse of host well detailed for the grade and nicely toned but reverse typically weak (due to the countermark). NGC #3901880-006. Estimate: $250-$375.

France / Besançon 877. Besançon (France, Holy Roman Empire), thaler / daalder

/ patacon, 1666, in name of Emperor Charles V. Dav-5070; KM-48 as

VF with rich old toning, problem-free save for a tiny rim-nick. Estimate: $175-$250.

German States. 27.61 grams.

France 878. France (Paris mint), gold double louis d’or, Louis XV, 1723-A, ex-Chameau (1725). KM-471. 13.00 grams. UNC details with slightly grainy surfaces from salvage, generally rare type (not just from this wreck). From Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

879. France (La Rochelle mint), gold louis d’or, Louis XV, 1724-H, ex-Chameau

(1725). KM-470.1. 6.51 grams. Lustrous Mint State with light adjustment marks at rims, light gray stain on reverse next to shallow natural lacuna. From Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

880. France (Metz mint), copper 1 decime, L’An 8-AA (1799-1800), NGC

MS 62 RB, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-644.2. 19.71 grams. Lots of original red color and luster (rare thus) but somewhat crudely struck with natural flaws and high-point weakness. NGC #2729006-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

881. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, Napoleon, 1811-A, NGC MS 63+.

KM-694.1. Light rainbow toning over muted luster, minimal bagmarks. NGC #4929647-011. Estimate: $400-$600.

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German States Bavaria 882. France (Paris mint), 2 francs, Louis XVIII, 1817-A. Gad-

5.3; KM-710.1. 9.84 grams. UNC

with rainbow toning over luster, faint hairlines in obverse fields, parts of rims crude (as made). Estimate: $250-$375.

886. Bavaria (German States), 2

kreuzer, 1625, date above Z, NGC AU 58. KM-128. Patchy rainbow toning

with underlying luster, parts of rims weak (as made). NGC #4740369-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

Saxony

883. France (Paris mint), gold 100 francs, Napoleon III, 1865-A, NGC MS 62. KM-802.1. Minor bagmarks and highpoint abrasion, parts of rims crude (as made), medium luster. NGC #4645535-002. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

887. Saxony (German States), mining taler, Friedrich August I, 1811-SGH, NGC MS 64. KM-1071. Brilliantly lustrous, with

typical adjustment marks on bust and light surface hairlines on obverse only, tied with one other for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #4929659-006. Estimate: $400-$600.

Teutonic Order 884. France (Paris mint), 2 francs, 1895-A, NGC MS 66,

finest known in NGC census. KM-817.1. Lovely luster with light rainbow toning, no marks at all, worthy of its lofty status atop the census. NGC #4929635-002. Estimate: $350-$500.

888. Teutonic Order (German States), taler, Maximilian I of Austria, 1603, Hall mint, NGC AU 53.

Dav-5848: KM-3.

NGC MS 62. Gad-467; KM-844.2. Muted luster due to textured surfaces,

Lovely rich toning all over (steel gray on fields contrasted with darkness around golden luster on the elements of design), light high point wear, potentially a candidate for “star� designation within the assigned grade. NGC #5709387-005. Estimate: $600-$900.

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885. France (Castelsarrasin mint), 1 franc, 1914-C, rare,

traces of light toning on reverse, minor bagmarks, desirable wartime issue (one-year type) struck at a time when Paris was under threat. NGC #4740369-005. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Great Britain

889. Great Britain, 1 dollar, oval George III countermark 892. Great Britain (Bank of England), 5-shilling / 1-dollar (1797-99) on a Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1794PR, NGC MS 62. Sp-3765A; KM-626. Choice deep countermark

on lustrous host with very light toning (colorful on reverse), minimal marks, in fact tied with one other for finest known in the NGC census, popular issue (rare in Mint State). NGC #4254443-020. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

bank token, George III, 1804, NGC MS 64. Sp-3768; KM-Tn1; ESC-164. Light rainbow toning with underlying luster, minimal marks, choice grade (in fact tied with one other for second finest in NGC census). NGC #1728881-002. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

893. Great Britain, “new model crown” token in silvered and gilt copper, Victoria (young head), (1848), NGC MS 63, finest and only example in NGC census. KM-X25. Speckled toning mark (1799-1804) on a Mexico bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1799FM, PCGS AU53. Sp-3766; KM-656. Fully detailed countermark,

over muted luster, choice strike with no marks or wear, curious issue made by Allen & Moore (whose initials appear in exergue on obverse) as a model for proposed bimetallic coinage, the word MODEL carefully included in the design to avoid anti-counterfeiting prosecution. NGC #4739198-009. Estimate: $125-$200.

891. Great Britain (London, England), copper “cartwheel” twopence, George III, 1797. Sp-3776; KM-619. 56.09 grams. Choice

894. Great Britain, crown, Victoria (old head), 1893, year

890. Great Britain, 1 dollar, octagonal George III counter-

lightly toned host with muted luster, popular issue that is scarce to rare in high grades. PCGS #34300732. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

XF with full details and no problems (rather scarce condition for this heavily used type), popular and heavy, dark chocolate-brown color, just a couple minor nicks in fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

LVI, NGC AU 58. Sp-3937; KM-783. Bold strike, light toning around

details and at rims, light marks, traces of luster. NGC #4738989-010. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Guatemala (colonial) Pillars

895. Great Britain, proof 5 pounds, 2013, Pistrucci’s design

of St. George and the Dragon, NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo / one of first 2,500 struck. KM-1251. Top grade (as are most), with

flawless mirror fields and unblemished frosty details, also specially designated as among the first 2500 struck from an entire mintage of 10,000 coins. NGC #3789718-497. Estimate: $250-$375.

Greenland

896. Greenland (struck in Copenhagen), 2 kroner token,

Ivigtut Cyrolite Mining and Trading Company, 1922-HCNGJ, NGC MS 64. KM-Tn48. Faintly toned over very muted luster but without marks or wear, interesting token issue. NGC #4738981-012. Estimate: $125-$200.

Guadeloupe

897. Guadeloupe, 20 sou (1811), sunburst G countermark on a scalloped-edge central square-cut of a Spanish colonial 8 reales, PCGS AU50. Prid-3; KM-19. 3.15 grams. Choice counter-

marked, precisely aligned with the cut and deeply toned, no host details as usual, a scarce and popular West Indies issue in atypically high grade. PCGS #36321659. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

898. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1769P, large diameter, finest known. CT-818; KM-27.1. 26.97 grams. Choice AU with original luster and light golden toning morphing into blue at rims near top, no marks and minimal high-point wear that could arguably be flatness of strike, very lovely for this type. With NGC tag #3883368-002 as AU 58 (finest known in NGC census). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Busts

899. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1772P.

902. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1804M, NGC

attractively contrasting toning, desirable first year of type. Estimate: $500-$750.

CT-635; KM-53. Choice strike with intense luster, no wear at all but lightly hairlined surfaces. NGC #4459365-001. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

CT-822; KM-36.1. 26.53 grams. Broad-flan AVF with bold rims but weak centers,

900. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1777P.

903. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1808M, very CT-825;

Deeply toned AVF, no problems for the grade. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-36.2. 26.76 grams.

901. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1778P.

rare. CT-455; KM-69. 23.96 grams. XF details with light to moderate surface corrosion and scratches from cleaning (silvery), but important as the very rare backdated issue with proper bust of Ferdinand VII (normal issues of 1808-10 show bust of Charles IV), which in undamaged condition has been known to bring well into five figures. Estimate: $500-up.

CT-826;

XF details with nicely contrasting toning over lightly corroded surfaces. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-36.2. 25.89 grams.

MS 61.

904. Guatemala, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII transitional (bust of Charles IV), 1808M, NGC MS 65, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). CT-1279; KM-60. Choice strike with nice luster, evi-

dence of die-clashing on reverse, second finest known in NGC census behind a single MS 66. NGC #4427859-009. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Guatemala (Central American Republic)

905. Guatemala (Central American Republic), gold 1/2 es-

cudo, 1824M, NGC MS 63. KM-5. Choice strike with 100% full details and no marks, perfect rims, muted luster, second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #4909975-001. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

909. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1846/2AE/MA, CREZCA/CRESCA, NGC MS 62. KM-4. At-

tractively lustrous with very light rainbow toning, nice strike except for weakness to right of tree trunk and die-crack above sun, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census (holder chipped). NGC #3161648-002. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

906. Guatemala (Central American Republic), gold 1/2 escudo, 1825M, NGC MS 64. KM-5. Nice strike (fully detailed) with choice luster, some adjustment marks and parts of rims crude on both sides, tied with two others for finest known in NGC census. NGC #3161816-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

907. Guatemala (Central American

910. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

KM-5. 1.65 grams. Nice VF+ with toning around

steel gray), mostly choice strike except for weakness in leaves with adjustment marks there as well, still well deserving of the “plus” designation on the grade. NGC #4656745-009. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1847/6A, NGC MS 62+. KM-4. Nice luster, uneven toning (deep

Republic), gold 1/2 escudo, 1825M. details, old gouge to right of tree trunk. Estimate: $250-$375.

911. Guatemala (Central Ameri-

can Republic), 1/4 real, 1824, NGC MS 62. KM-1. Bold strike with

good luster, most of rims weak (as made). NGC #4740700-012. Estimate: $200-$300.

912. Guatemala (Central Ameri-

can Republic), 1/4 real, 1826, NGC MS 62. KM-1. Choice luster for

908. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1824M, NGC AU 58. KM-4. Choice strike with rich rainbow toning all over, a few marks as expected but only minimal wear. NGC #5709387-007. Estimate: $400-$600.

the grade, bold strike and nice rims. NGC #4740700-013. Estimate: $200$300.

913. Guatemala (Central Ameri-

can Republic), 1/4 real, 1831, NGC MS 63. KM-1. Excellent strike

with nice luster, parts of rims weak (as made). NGC #4740700-014. Estimate: $150-$225.

914. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1837, NGC MS 67, ex-Richard

Stuart (stated on label). KM-1. Nearly prooflike luster, good strike but with die-crack above mountains, second highest grade in NGC census behind a pair of MS 68’s. NGC #4446207-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

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915. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1837, NGC MS 66. KM-1. Choice bold strike with rainbow toning and underlying luster. NGC #4740700-015. Estimate: $125-$200.

916. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1840/30, NGC MS 62. KM-1. Muted luster, parts of rims crude, couple marks only. NGC #20963381-001. Estimate: $125-$200.

917. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1842/37, NGC MS 61. KM-1. Bold strike, several minor marks, parts of rims crude. NGC #20963381-002. Estimate: $125-$200.

918. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1844, NGC MS 64. KM-1. Excellent strike and nice luster, no marks. NGC #20963381-004. Estimate: $150-$225.

919. Guatemala (Central American Repub-

lic), 1/4 real, 1845, very rare, NGC MS 62.

Bright white and lustrous, with every detail sharp and bold (the tiny sunface even somewhat three-dimensional), struck just slightly off-center, its rarity perhaps explained by the fact that in this year 1/4R were also struck in San JosĂŠ, Costa Rica, for the first (and only) time. Tied for finest known in NGC census. (Note: This is probably the first time both the 1845 and the 1851 [lot 921 below] have been offered in the same sale, both coins being restrictively rare, particularly in such choice grade.) NGC #20963381-005. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. KM-1.

920. Guatemala (Central 921. Guatemala (Central American ReAmerican Republic), 1/4 real, 1846, NGC MS 63, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on special label). KM-1. Bold

mountains, the tree side slightly crude (late die state), good luster and speckled toning. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4446209-010. Estimate: $200-$300.

Guatemala (countermarks and counterstamps) Type I

922. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-overmountains countermark (Type I, 1838, rare), on a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible. KM-77.6. 25.59 grams. Bold full countermark (AXF)

on a very odd-shaped host (VG) with hole at one end (outside an attempted hole and old X scratch) and with good but doubled cross, top of shield, deeply toned all over. Estimate: $400-$600.

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public), 1/4 real, 1851/31, very rare, NGC AU 55, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-unl (1 for type). Decent strike with full

details including bold 5/3 overdate (possibly just the first time it has been singled out, the 1851 date rare in any case), just a little high-point wear and with muted luster, the tree-side rim particularly nice. See note in lot 919 above regarding the rarity of the opportunity to see both the 1845 and 1851 issues in the same sale in choice grade. NGC #2096381-006. Estimate: $1,000-up.


Guatemala (Republic)

927. Guatemala (struck at the Philadelphia mint), gold 5 quetzales, 1926, NGC MS 61. KM-244. Nice luster and color, typically bagmarked on reverse, one-year type. NGC #4744749-004. Estimate: $500-$750.

923. Guatemala, gold 20 pesos, 1869R, Carrera, MS 62. KM-

194. Bold

and lustrous with a modicum of bagmarks, second highest grade in NGC census, desirable one-year issue. NGC #3900215-011. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

924. Guatemala, gold 5 pesos, 1877F, NGC MS 63. KM-198. Choice strike and luster, minimal marks and no wear, tied with three others for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4883402-006. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

(reduced)

928. Study group of nineteen Guatemala copper 1c, 1871

and 1881, with different countermarks to convert them to hacienda tokens. KM-196 and 202. The Guatemalan “un centavo de

925. Guatemala (struck at the Philadelphia mint), gold 20 quetzales, 1926, NGC MS 61. KM-246. Nice luster and color, bagmarked as usual, one-year type. NGC #4744749-002. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

926. Guatemala (struck at the Philadelphia mint), gold 10 quetzales, 1926, NGC MS 61. KM-245. Nice luster and color,

bagmarked as usual, one-year type in relatively low mintage (18,000 pieces). NGC #4744749-003. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

peso” (as opposed to the later “un centavo de quetzal”) was struck in just two years—1871 and 1881—and was the perfect coin for turning into hacienda tokens in the late 1800s, each hacienda countermarking the coins with its own mark (here represented by C, D, K, Y, LDH, MC, NC, RC in oval, TF monogram, L-B-R and &, A VASSAUX, 3, 8, flowers, and even ornate incuse castle, crown or ceiba tree), the hosts ranging from Fine to XF (all brown, one closer to black) and the countermarks a bit better. With handwritten tags from the previous owner, one with personal greeting from Charlie Wyatt of the original Ponterio and Wyatt in 1983. Estimate: $1,000-up.

Haiti

929. Haiti (struck in Birmingham), silver pattern 30 sols, 1808, NGC MS 64. KM-Pn8. Obverse deeply blue-toned with pinker

hues on reverse, all over choice luster, crisp details on an oversized flan, important issue with HC monogram on reverse for Henri Christophe (Haiti’s only monarch), tied with one other for second finest in NGC census. NGC #2081086-003. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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930. Haiti, brass die trial (?) 15 centimes, 1824, very rare. Rulau-30

var. 43.52 grams. A thick brass slug with incuse AMERIQUE / L’AN / 1824

on one side and incuse 15 / CENTIMES on the other, incuse V-shaped ornaments and borders on both sides, technically UNC but with some darkness due to degradation of the brass surfaces. Specialist David Henkle states this is one of only two specimens known, the other much thinner, believed to be test strikes for a proposed coinage but more like a token coinage in our opinion. Estimate: $500-up.

931. Haiti (struck at the Paris mint), specimen bronze 6-1/4 centimes, 1846, unique. KM-29 for regular issue. 15.62 grams. Mint State with traces of original color and luster

around details, full flan and with much nicer surfaces than usual for this one-year issue with date as 1846 on one side and AN 43 on the other. Estimate: $1,000-up.

Honduras (Central American Republic) 932. Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Central American Republic), 2 reales, 1831F, NGC

AU 53. KM-9.3. Light rainbow toning over luster, relatively nice strike but with leaves typically weak, evidence of die-clashing, second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #4740700-009. Estimate: $150-$225.

Honduras (State of Honduras)

933. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, low silver 4 reales (provisional), 1850G, rare, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census by six grades. KM-20. Lustrous silver fields with very bold (three-dimensional) mountains with darker tips from the debased metal, a few crude

areas as expected and with typically crude rims, but overall the nicest we have seen for this whole provisional 4R series from 1849 to 1857 (this one also a rare date), for which only two other pieces are rated MS in the census (one of those being the next lot). NGC #4740700-001. Estimate: $2,000-up.

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938. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, low silver 2 reales (provisional), 934. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, low silver 4 reales (provisional), 1839F, NGC VF details / scratches. KM-19. Very scarce date, this

1851G, NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census. KM-20a. Lustrous and choice for the issue but with much typical crudeness, in fact exceptional grade (one of only three of the type in MS at NGC). NGC #4740700-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

example with mostly bold strike but low contrast due to lack of silvering, areas of crudeness as usual, with scratches (on the mountains) as old as the coin itself. NGC #4740700-007. Estimate: $250-$375.

939. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, low silver 2 reales, 1844F, CREZCA variety, NGC XF 40. KM-19a. Rare assayer (G is com-

935. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, very low silver 4 reales (provi- mon), dark and worn but well detailed, second finest in NGC census sional), 1852G, NGC VF details / obv damage. KM-20b. Dark copper color all over (rare with no evident silvering on surfaces) with typically crude rims but all details fully struck up (which is atypical). NGC #4740700-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

behind a single AU 50. NGC #4740700-006. Estimate: $300-$450.

940. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, low silver 2 reales, 1845G, NGC AU 50. KM-19a. Choice dark details contrasted against lighter

936. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, copper 4 reales (provisional),

(silvered) fields, high points weakly struck, tied with three others for second finest behind a single AU 53. NGC #4740700-005. Estimate: $125-$200.

1856G, NGC XF 40 BN, finest and only example in NGC census. KM-20d. Nice light copper color, uncommonly fully detailed,

albeit struck off-center. NGC #4740700-004. Estimate: $125-$200.

941. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, low silver 1 real (provisional), 1839F, PROVICIONAL error, NGC F details / scratches. KM-

937. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, low silver 2 reales (provisional), 1832F, NGC VF 25. KM-19. First date under Honduran State, fairly

18. Very crude (and off-center) strike with all interior details nearly flat (also with a few heavy scratches) but legends full, mostly gray-toned, rare error with no straight-grade examples in NGC census. NGC #4740700-010. Estimate: $500-$750.

well struck (all details clear) with traces of remaining silvering on fields, modest honest wear (this date topping out at XF 40 in the NGC census). NGC #4740700-008. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Honduras (Republic)

942. Honduras, gold 20 pesos, 1888, very rare, NGC AU 58. KM-57. NGC #5709455-001. Estimate: $40,000-$80,000.

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The Honduran 20 pesos series of 1888 to 1908 is famously rare and important as the top denomination of the first gold coins struck in Honduras, an issue that also included 1, 5 and 10 pesos, all of which are rare. Despite some 1883-dated issues that were later special productions, the first date of gold mintage was 1888, as recorded by the mint director, José Estéban Lazo, in a document dated October 16, 1888: We have never before minted gold coins and they were never ever minted in this country until May of this year, that we started minting gold, which came in part from Olancho and in part from Minas de Oro [northeast of Comayagua]. We have struck coins of 20 pesos, 5 pesos and 1 peso, with fineness and weight in accordance with the fineness and weight of the French coinage. The first minting of gold in Honduras, that was executed under the tenure of the current administration of his excellency, Señor President General Don Luís Bográn, will make history in the story of the coinage of Honduras since we have never done it before. As to quantity of coins minted in 1888, all we know is that 788 pesos in face value were minted across the three denominations (1, 5 and 20 pesos), with another 330 pesos’ worth of 10 pesos struck in 1889. This led Christensen to state in March 1970 that “probably less than 30 were struck” in the 20-pesos denomination in this initial mintage. Holland Wallace stated in his 1966 book Central American Coinage Since 1821 that a mintage figure of 1108 pesos total in the years 1888 and 1889 means “a maximum possible mintage of 39 pieces of 20 pesos and 33 pieces of 10 pesos,” apparently without regard to the fact that 1 and 5 pesos were also struck in 1888. Another angle is to look at the known breakdown of gold coins struck in 1895 and assume the same distribution by denomination; in that year, 303 pesos’ worth was struck as follows: 1 peso, 43 pieces; 5 pesos, 20 pieces; 10 pesos, 10 pieces; and 20 pesos, 3 pieces. If we assume an identical distribution across the four denominations in 1888-89, then mathematically that equates to no more than 11 pieces struck in 20 pesos! Clearly the production of such a small number of large gold coins must have been more political than practical. In any case, today we can publicly trace only three survivors, although others may exist. The other known dates of the 20 pesos—1895 and 1908 but with several different overdates (most linking back to 1888)—are all restrictively rare as well, each with near-unique population levels and with recent sales records (if any) typically well into five figures (a 1908/897/888, for example, hammered for GBP36,000—over $65,000 with buyer’s fee—in Baldwin’s September 2014 auction as lot #3140). It was not an exaggeration when Almanzar referred to Central American gold coins (in the catalog for his July 1975 auction) as “The Sleeping Giant of Numismatics”! The present coin graded AU 58 (NGC) is lustrous and fully detailed except for a diagnostic natural die-flaw rough spot on UNION on the otherwise-bold pyramid side, the Liberty side less bold and bagmarked (also with dieclash evidence to right), the whole piece essentially without wear and with nice color, currently second finest in the NGC census behind a single MS 61 (which is in the hands of a strong collector). Besides the Eliasberg specimen (VF 30), sold in April 2005 (American Numismatic Rarities, lot #3069) for $32,200, lauded by the cataloger as “offered only when great collections are dispersed,” the only public sales records we can trace over the past 50 years appear to be for the present coin, as the (poor) photos for these sales show the same rough spot on UNION: November 1969, Harmer-Rooke, lot #3663, listed as Extremely Fine and “very, very rare, almost never available”; and March 1970, Christensen, lot #501, described as “quite a nice example of this great rarity.” This specimen has been in a collector’s hands since it was offered by a dealer in 1977. Clearly, this 1888 20 pesos is a traditional and important rarity for both the large-size gold collector and Honduras completist. While there is no need to add to the hyperbole, we want to contribute one more phrase to the current offering and say that it is truly a once-in-a-generation opportunity—don’t miss it!

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943. Honduras, gold 1 peso, 1902, NGC UNC details / obv cleaned.

KM-56. Bold but crude strike with lamination flaws on Liberty side (also a few faint hairlines, hardly enough to call “cleaning,” in our opinion), some luster, no wear, rare type. NGC #4740739-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

944. Honduras, gold 1 peso, 1919,

NGC AU 50.

Typically bold but crude strike with slightly lighter-colored details against golden fields, nice rims, rare type, technically second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 62. NGC #4740739-003. Estimate: $600-$900. KM-56.

949. La Ceiba, Honduras, octagonal bronze token, Vaccaro

Bros. & Co. (1906-1924), good for one meal, very rare. 5.29

grams. XF with much original brass color but also dark patches, no problems. Estimate: $125-$200.

945. Honduras, gold 1 peso, 1922,

NGC AU 58.

KM-56. Well-detailed Liberty but weaker pyramid, contrasting dark sediment in legends, typically crude, rare type. NGC #4740739-004. Estimate: $600-$900.

946. Honduras, gold 1 peso, undated

issue (1922-25) NGC AU 55.

950. Honduras, 1 lempira, 1931, NGC MS 65. KM-75. Scarce

first date of series, with much luster for the issue (especially on date side, the other side lightly toned), practically no marks at all. NGC #4738959-001. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-56.

Choice strike with all details full, attractively toned on fields, light high-point wear or weakness for the grade, which qualifies for second finest in the NGC census behind a single MS 61. NGC #4740739-005. Estimate: $400-$600.

India (British)

951. Calcutta, India (British), copper-nickel original proof 2 annas, George VI, 1946-C, PCGS PR65, with original manila holder from the mint. SW-9.135; KM-unl (542 for type). Lustrous and 947. Honduras, copper-nickel pattern 5 reales, 1870, PCGS

SP64.

KM-Pn12. Prooflike luster and frosty details, minimal marks and no toning, an attractive design with name of President Medina in legend. PCGS #15607505. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

devoid of marks or wear, with a few light streaks of reddish toning and minute black spots on edge, polished-die surfaces, far rarer than the restrike issue and highly desirable with original envelope from “H.M.’s Mint,” visually preferable to the Pittman example, finest known as the only example in either PCGS or NGC census. PCGS# 36334457. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

952. Calcutta, India (British), copper-nickel original proof 948. Honduras, 25 centavos, 1907/4 KM-50a. 6.17 grams. Choice 1 anna, George VI, 1946-C, short trefoils, PCGS PR64, with XF for the type (very rare grade, far superior to the Dana Roberts specimen), with luster and light toning, scarce late date for this series. Estimate: $200-$300.

original manila holder from the mint. SW-9.183; KM-unl (538 for type). Muted luster with light golden toning all over, polished-die sur-

faces, short trefoils variety, far rarer than the restrike issue and highly desirable with original envelope from “H.M.’s Mint,” visually superior to Pittman’s example, finest known at either PCGS or NGC. PCGS# 36334458. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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953. Calcutta, India (British),

copper-nickel original proof 1/2 anna, George VI, 1946-C, PCGS PR64, with original manila holder from the mint. SW-

Naples and Sicily

9.210; KM-unl (535.1 for type). Streaks of

brownish toning over muted luster on polished-die surfaces, far rarer than the restrike issue and highly desirable with original envelope from “H.M.’s Mint,” visually superior to the Pittman example, tied with a single MS 64 at NGC for finest known. PCGS# 36334456. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Ireland

957. Naples and Sicily (Italian States), gold salut d’or, Charles I d’Anjou (1266-1278), PCGS MS63. Fr-808. 4.40 grams.

Bold strike with full details, small part of edge bent, Gabriel/virgin side slightly off-center, desirable early issue in choice grade. PCGS #37778568. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

954. Ireland (under Great Britain), copper penny, George

IV, 1823, NGC MS 66+ BN, finest known in NGC census, ex-Moore. KM-151; Sp-6623. Incredible peacock toning with purple

around details, the surfaces just a couple tiny bagmarks away from perfection, a true delight for the eyes. Pedigreed to the D. Moore collection (stated on label). NGC #2062769-031. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

958. Naples and Sicily (Italian States), gold 6 ducati, Ferdinand IV, 1767DeG-CCR, PCGS MS64. KM-167; Fr-846a. Fully detailed strike with muted luster, no marks, second highest grade at either service. PCGS #80484571. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Italian States Cagliari

959. Naples & Sicily (Italian States), 1/2 ducato, Charles

V (1516-54), IBR monogram to left of bust. KM-MB87. 14.64

955. Cagliari (Italian States), gold scudo, Philip V (of Spain),

1702, PCGS MS63. KM-27; Fr-145. Bold strike with full details, lus-

grams. XF+ with full details, toning in crevices over silvery surfaces. Estimate: $200-$300.

trous fields, splashes of red toning throughout, in fact tied with one other for finest known in PCGS census (tops at NGC being a single MS 64). PCGS #83870993. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Genoa 960. Naples & Sicily (Italian States), 1 tari, Charles V (1516-

956. Genoa (Italian States), gold genovino, doge Simone Boccanegra (1339-1363), PCGS MS63, finest and only example in PCGS census. Fr-354. 3.51 grams. Bold strike with full

54), R monogram to left of bust. KM-MB59. 6.05 grams. VF with toning around details, full flan with all legends clear, tiny chips in edge as made. Estimate: $125-$200.

details, light red toning in crevices, traces of luster. PCGS #37634886. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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Jamaica

961. Naples & Sicily (Italian States), 1/2 ducato (50 grani),

Charles II of Spain, 1693IM-AGA. KM-120. 10.90 grams. Lustrous AU with light surface hairlines, adjustment marks in center of reverse and peripheral die-crack to right, tiny void in cheek. Estimate: $125-$200.

965. Jamaica (British administration), 6 shillings 8 pence,

“GR� double countermark (1758) on a Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758JM, PCGS XF45. KM-8.5. Full and bold countermarks, mostly golden toning over muted luster, nice grade and popular type, especially in this largest silver denomination. PCGS #35758402. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

962. Naples & Sicily (Italian States), tari (20 grana), Charles

II of Spain, 1699IM-AGA, NGC MS 62, finest and only example in NGC census. KM-117. Light but rich rainbow toning

over muted luster, mostly choice details but with adjustment marks on reverse. NGC #5709387-003. Estimate: $300-$450.

Sardinia

963. Sardinia (Italian States),

bronze 2 denari, 1780, NGC MS 62 BN, finest and only example in NGC census. KM-64. Reddish orange

Japan

966. Japan, 10 sen, Meiji 20

(1887), NGC MS 67. KM-Y23. Frosty and bright with no marks at all, much higher quality than average (most seen by NGC graded around MS 64), in fact tied with eleven others for second finest in the NGC census behind a single MS 68. NGC #4465502-002. Estimate: $125-$200.

color, full details but monogram-side rim weak (as made), choice grade. NGC #4740369-015. Estimate: $150-$225.

Italy 967. Japan, 1 yen, meiji 45 (1912), NGC AU details / chop-

marked. KM-YA25.3. Very lightly rainbow toned over muted luster, light high-point wear, faint chopmark near center of reverse. NGC #4738952-002. Estimate: $125-$200.

964. Italy, bronze 20 centesimi, Victor Emanuel III, 1906,

Milan Expo, NGC MS 63 RB. MIR-1172a. Choice purple toning

over brassy yellow surfaces, finest and only example listed in NGC census (but we know of another), basically a pattern issue that became convertible to regular currency. NGC #4740383-002. Estimate: $175-$250.

Korea

968. Korea, 10 chon, year 11 (1907), NGC MS 61. KM-1133. Nice

luster with a couple tiny spots of orange toning, light surface hairlines in reverse field. NGC #4738952-015. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Malta

969. Malta, four-coin set of gold 50, 20, 10 and 5 Maltese pounds, 1972, in original box of issue. KM-18, 17, 16 and 15. 51 grams

total, the case 6-1/4” x 2” x 3/4”. A beautiful set of commemorative gold coins in BU condition (no marks or damage, just a little cloudiness from the case), each with Maltese arms on obverse and various symbols (Neptune, Merill bird, stone stove and map) with denomination and date on reverse, all fairly modest mintages (16,000 each of the higher denominations and 18,000 of the 5 pounds struck). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Martinique

970. Martinique (under France), piefort copper-nickel essai 50 centimes, 1897, PCGS

SP64. Lec-5; KM-PE1. Brilliantly lustrous with faint rose color, die-polish lines in fields, small hazy spot at 4 o’clock on reverse, second finest in PCGS census behind a single MS65 (with another MS65 at NGC too). PCGS #36788769. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Mexico (colonial) Gold 971. Mexico City, Mexico, bust gold 8 escudos, Charles III, 1776FM. XF/AU details with grainy surfaces as from former mounting, popular date for US collectors. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

CT-93; KM-156.2. 26.81 grams.

972. Mexico City, Mexico, bust gold 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1802FT. CT-56; KM-159. 26.97 grams. Bold AU with luster in legends, very light toning, surface hairlines. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

973. Mexico City, Mexico, bust gold 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1811JJ. CT-49; KM-160. 26.99 grams. AU with muted luster, light surface hairlines on obverse. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Pillars

974. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF,

NGC AU 55, ex-Potomac Collection (stated on label). KM-103;

977. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1762MM, cross between H and I. KM-105; CT-891. 27.02 grams.

Toned XF with faint traces of luster at rims, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

CT-783. 26.96 grams. Gorgeous

toning all over, the pillars side morphing from golden in middle to deep blue at rim and the shield side less regular but with intense blues and reds, no marks, minimal high-point wear, with any remaining luster obscured by the vivid colors, surely a candidate for “star� designation. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. NGC #4743644-001. Estimate: $600-$900.

978. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III,

1763MF. KM-105; CT-897. 26.95 grams. Deeply rainbow-toned XF with traces of luster, tiny chopmark above left pillar. Estimate: $175-$250.

975. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1754MF, crowns alike, NGC MS 62. KM-104.1; CT-333. Frosty white with satin-luster fields, no toning, minimal marks. NGC #3115210-042. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

979. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1764MF. KM-105; CT-899. 27.09 grams. XF with rainbow toning on

pillars side, dark encrustation in crevices on shield side. Estimate: $175-$250.

976. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1760MM, NGC AU 55. KM-105; CT-884. Light steel toning over strong luster, tiny bagmarks throughout but no worse than MS 61 in our opinion. NGC #3412475-018. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

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980. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1766MF. KM-105; CT-904. 27.04 grams. AU- with light toning on pillars side, luster on shield side, light surface hairlines throughout. Estimate: $175-$250.

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981. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1732F, rare.

Yonaka-M2-32a;

Richly old-toned AXF with tiny (old) hole at top, light golden luster around details, desirable first year of issue. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $600-$900. Gilboy-M-2-1; KM-84; CT-1274. 6.49 grams.

982. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1732F, rare.

Yonaka-M2-32a;

VG/F with attractively contrasting toning, crude old hole at top, out-of-round shape with crude rims as a result, desirable first year of issue. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of August 1996, with original lot-tag #996 and old collector tag. Estimate: $400-$600.

Gilboy-M-2-1; KM-84; CT-1274. 6.06 grams.

983. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1733F, very rare. Yonaka-M2-33;

Nicely toned AXF with attempted hole to left of VNUM, traces of black encrustation in crevices, elusive second year of issue. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $600-$900.

Gilboy-M-2-2; KM-84; CT-1275. 6.49 grams.

984. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1733MF, pellet above and below assayer, cinquefoils above and below denomination, rare.

Yonaka-M2-33c;

Very bold and choice XF with contrasting toning around details, perfect rims, really an exceptional coin for the grade and for the date (second year of issue). Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $600-$900. Gilboy-M-2-5a; KM-84; CT-1276. 6.69 grams.

985. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1733MF, pellet above and below assayer, cinquefoils above and below denomination, rare. Gilboy-M-2-5a; KM-84; CT-1276. 6.32 grams. Attractively

Yonaka-M2-33c;

toned VF with old hole at top, slightly crude rim at top (as made), desirable second year of issue. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of February 1997, with original lot-tag #456. Estimate: $400-$600.

986. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1735/4/3MF. Yonaka-M2-35b;

Gilboy-M-2-7b; KM-unl (84 for type); CT-unl. 6.52 grams. Bold XF with slightly uneven toning (colorful) and hint of luster, clear multiple overdate. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $250-$375.

987. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1735/5/?MF. Yonaka-M2-35?;

Gilboy-M-2-7?; KM-unl (84 for type). 6.58 grams. Choice XF+, attractively toned with muted luster

near rims, the overdate reminiscent of 5/4/3 but without clear 4 component and with a clear 5/5 (an unlisted die variety, probably rare). Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $250-$375.

988. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1735/4MF. Yonaka-M2-35a; Gilboy-

Richly toned XF, no problems. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $200-$300. M-2-7a; KM-84; CT-1279. 6.65 grams.

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989. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1736/5MF, no ornament below MF, extremely rare. Yonaka-M2-36d1; Gilboy-unl (cf M-2-8f ); KM-84; CT-1282. 6.52 grams. Bold, silvery VF+ with old marks, toning around details, very clear overdate, only one example known to Yonaka. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $350-$500.

990. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. Yonaka-M2-36a; Gilboy-

Deeply rainbow-toned XF+, no problems. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $150-$225.

M-2-8; KM-84; CT-1283. 6.53 grams.

991. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1737/3MF, very rare. Yonaka-M2-

37a/b; Gilboy-M-2-a/b; KM-84; CT-unl. 6.70 grams. AU- with rainbow toning and traces of original luster. Yonaka and Gilboy both mention separate overdates 1737/3 and 1737/6, but this coin shows elements of both, which leads us to believe they are all simply progressions of the same overdate 7/3. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $350-$500.

992. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1738/7MF. Yonaka-M2-38a; Gilboy-

M-2-10a; KM-84; CT-1285. 6.66 grams. Bold XF with light rainbow toning over muted luster, no problems, very bold and clear overdate. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $200-$300.

993. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1738MF. Yonaka-M2-38; Gilboy-

Attractively toned XF+ with light old marks below QUE, traces of original luster. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $175$250.

M-2-10; KM-84; CT-1286. 6.69 grams.

994. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1739MF. Yonaka-M2-39; Gilboy-

M-2-11; KM-84; CT-1287. 6.69 grams. XF+ with pretty rainbow toning on shield side, old scratch

below Q. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $150-$225.

995. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1740/30MF.

Yonaka-M2-40b; Gilboy-M-2-12b; KM-84; CT-1288. 6.71 grams. Very bold XF+ with choice rich toning on fields, no

problems. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $200-$300.

996. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1740MF, no ornament below MF, ex-Pradeau. Yonaka-M2-40; Gilboy-M-2-12; KM-84; CT-1290. 6.66 grams. Low-contrast XF with traces of luster under very light toning, no problems. Pedigreed to the Pradeau collection and to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $200-$300.

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997. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1742M. Yonaka-M-2-42; Gilboy-

M-2-14.; KM-85; CT-1292. 6.71 grams. Bold and richly toned XF, struck very slightly off-center. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $150-$225.

998. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1743M. Yonaka-M2-43; Gilboy-M-2-15;

KM-85; CT-1294. 6.71 grams. AU- with luster under rainbow toning, slightly off-center strike. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $200-$300.

999. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1744/3M. Yonaka-M2-44a; Gilboy-

M-2-16b; KM-85; CT-1295. 6.68 grams. XF

with light toning, disturbance below QUE and small patch of tan adhesion to left shield with accompanying modern scratches, clear overdate that is only scarce. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $150-$225.

1000. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1744M. Yonaka-M2-44; Gilboy-

M-2-16; KM-85; CT-1296. 6.52 grams. AU details with slight surface porosity, very light rainbow toning. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1001. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1745/4M, rare. Yonaka-M2-45a;

Gilboy-M-2-17a; KM-85; CT-unl. 6.70 grams. XF+ with light rainbow toning, very bold overdate that Yonaka rates as very rare (R2). Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $200-$300.

1002. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1745M. Yonaka-M2-45; Gilboy-

M-2-17; KM-85; CT-1297. 6.69 grams. AU- with light rainbow toning and underlying luster, no problems. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $175-$250.

1003. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1748/7M, pellets at beginning and end of shield-side legend, very rare. Yonaka-M2-48a; Gilboy-unl; KM-86.1;

CT-unl. 6.69 grams. Silvery XF with minor scratches, some rainbow toning at rims, very clear overdate that Yonaka rates as very rare to extremely rare (R3). Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $175-$250.

1004. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1753M, NGC MS 61.

Yonaka-M2-53; Gilboy-M-2-26; KM-86.1; CT-493. Choice luster (prooflike on pillars side) and nicely

struck, with incipient toning at parts of rims. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. NGC #4736512-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1005. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1756M. Yonaka-M2-56; Gilboy-

Cleaned and deeply retoned AU (colorful). Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

M-2-29; KM-86.1; CT-496. 6.71 grams.

1006. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1759M, cinquefoil ornaments on shield side, cross ornaments on pillars side. Yonaka-M2-59c; Gilboy-M-2-33c; KM-86.2; CT-500. 6.71 grams. XF with bright luster from cleaning, starting to retone, scarce-to-rare

variety. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection of Mexican pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1007. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1732, no assayer or denomination, rare.

Yonaka-M1-32; Gilboy-M-1-1 (footnote); KM-75.1; CT-1592. 3.05 grams. VG/F with thick, dark oxidation around details (good contrast for the grade), also centers weakly struck but clearly the rare first issue without assayer and denomination flanking the shield, possibly a trial strike for this desirable first date of issue. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of August 1996, with original lot-tag #994. Estimate: $350-$500.

1008. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1750M, NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. Yonaka-M1-50; Gilboy-M-1-23; KM-76.1; KM-76.1; CT-575. Bold strike, with choice luster on shield side only, the pillars side with rougher fields (later die-state), clearly without wear or marks. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of February 1998. NGC #4739928-007. Estimate: $500-$750.

1009. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Philip V, 1746M, PCGS MS64. Yonaka-M05-46; Gilboy-

M-05-19; KM-66; CT-1871. Light golden toning over luster, choice bold strike, second highest grade in PCGS census with none higher at NGC. PCGS #25677878. Estimate: $500-$750.

1010. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Philip V, 1746M, NGC MS 63. Yonaka-M05-46; Gilboy-

M-05-19; KM-66; CT-1871. Superb

008. Estimate: $500-$750.

bold strike with lots of luster, incipient rainbow toning. NGC #4436275-

1011. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Ferdinand VI, 1752M, NGC MS 65. Yonaka-M05-52;

Gilboy-M-05-52; KM-67.1; CT-665. Frosty

white with bright luster and no toning, perfect strike, tied with one other for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #4436275-015. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Busts

1012. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

1776FM, NGC AU 58.

Choice strike with lots of luster, some colorful toning at rims, light surface hairlines, popular date for US collectors. NGC #3835490-002. Estimate: $700-$1,000. KM-106.2; CT-921.

1013. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII

transitional (armored bust), 1810HJ, NGC MS 61. KM-110; CT-

543. 26.78 grams. Broad flan with full rims (partially crude on reverse), brightly lustrous and non-toned, light surface hairlines on obverse only. NGC #4748098-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1014. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821JJ, NGC MS 64.

KM-93; CT-955. Deeply

rainbow toned over lovely lustrous, specimen-quality fields with strong die-polish lines, slightly weak center on reverse, choice grade (second highest in NGC census). NGC #4254725-007. Estimate: $350-$500.

1015. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1807/6TH, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. KM-81; CT-unl. Light rainbow toning over ample luster, nice strike with clear overdate

(scarce), finest in census by seven grades. NGC #4831058-001. Estimate: $175-$250.

1016. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1806TH, NGC MS 62. KM-72; CT-1301.

Deep rainbow toning over muted luster, trace of die-clashing on reverse, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #4459790-006. Estimate: $100-$150.

1017. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1815JJ, NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census. KM-74; CT-1347. Choice strike (slightly off-center) with super luster, specimen-quality

obverse with strong die-polish lines in fields, incipient toning, the finest of eighteen graded entries so far at NGC. NGC #3313420-012. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1018. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/4 real, 1799/8, NGC MS 64. KM-62; CT-1398. Nice strike and rims, light toning over muted lusters, tied with two others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65. NGC #4740739-006. Estimate: $250-$375. 1019. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/4 real, 1813, NGC MS 64. KM-62; CT-1470. Bright white with luster, choice bold strike with every detail sharp, trace of die-clashing on lion side, very slightly off-center. NGC #4841412-002. Estimate: $250-$375.

Mexico (War of Independence) Congress of Chilpanzingo

1020. Congress of Chilpanzingo (Type A) and script-LVS 1021. Congress of Chilpanzingo (Type A) and Morelos countermarks on a cast Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales Ferdinand VII, 1812JJ, NGC VF details / environmental damage, c/s VF standard. KM-281 but later host. Bold and nearly full

countermarks (the script-LVS mark known but unidentified), the host with date and legends, deeply toned with some spots of black on reverse over old marks. NGC #4740661-005. Estimate: $250-$375.

(Type A) countermarks on a cast Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“armored� bust), 1811HJ, NGC VF details / environmental damage, c/s XF standard. Bold but incomplete Morelos countermark near top with edge-split as a result, other countermark weaker but still clear, the host with bold legends, silver-gray surfaces. NGC #4740661-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-285.2.

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Durango

La Comandancia Militar

1022. Durango, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1816MZ, very rare, ex-Murias. KM-102.1; CT-716. 12.36 grams. VG with bold date and mintmark and assayer, uneven but not unattractive toning, one of only two examples we can trace on the market in recent years, the other being holed. Pedigreed to the Jorge Ortiz Murias collection. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Guadalajara

1025. La Comandancia Militar, small LCM countermark on

a Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 181(1-2), rare. KM-unl (host 191). 25.77 grams. Very bold full countermark on top

of date below weak armored bust on host with relatively ample legend, practically no rims and very crude overall, lightly toned, with scratches over countermark, listed in KM for earlier type but not this type from Zacatecas. Estimate: $500-$750.

Morelos

1023. Guadalajara, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1821FS, NGC AU 55.

KM-111.3; CT-445. Rich toning over luster, minimal toning and marks, nice strike. NGC #4323260-014. Estimate: $150-$225.

L.V.S.

1026. Morelos (Type A) countermark on a cast Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales Charles IV, 1807TH, NGC VF details / environmental damage, c/s UNC standard. KM-265.1 (but host cast). Choice full countermark with luster inside, full-flan host with all

details visible but somewhat pitted per the manufacture, lightly toned. NGC #4740661-007. Estimate: $250-$375.

1024. L.V.S. (Labor Vincit Semper or La Villa de Sombrerete) countermark on a cast Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1814AG, NGC Fair 2, c/s XF standard. KM-

unl (264.2 for type). Bold and well-detailed countermark consisting of LVS inside border of dots in an incuse rectangle, the host coin nearly slick but with bold assayer and just enough of the date to attribute, light toned all over (dark inside countermark). NGC #4740661-006. Estimate: $350-$500.

1027. Morelos (Type A) countermark on an Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1812, NGC XF 40 BN, c/s XF standard. KM-265.4. About 3/4 full countermark on nice host with full details, slightly off-center strike, dark color all over. NGC #4740648-008. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1028. Morelos (Type A) countermark on an Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1813, NGC XF 40 BN, c/s AU standard. KM-265.4. Good full countermark, fully detailed host, light chocolate-brown color. NGC #4740648-007. Estimate: $150-$225.

1031. Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1812, plain fields, plain arrow, NGC AU 58 BN. KM-233.2;

CT-577. Small, thick flan with choice bold details and nice satin fields, traces of original color. NGC #4740661-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

1029. Morelos (Type A) countermark on an Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1813, NGC XF 40 BN, c/s AU standard. KM-265.4. Good full countermark, the host with

bold details but unevenly toned. NGC #4740648-012. Estimate: $150-$225.

1032. Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1813, ornate fields, NGC XF 45 BN. KM-234; CT-579. Ornate version with flowery design in fields, all details bold but somewhat darkly toned except for high points in bow, slab label says “plain fields” in error. NGC #4740648-003. Estimate: $150-$225.

1030. Morelos (Type C) and script-LVS countermarks on a cast Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“armored” bust), 1810HJ, NGC F details / damaged, c/s VF weak. KM-unl. Partial rectangular Morelos mark but full script-

1033. Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales,

LVS (the combination unlisted in KM) on relatively well-detailed host (for the grade and manufacture), unevenly toned with patches of dark oxidation. NGC #4740648-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

1814, ornate fields, NGC AU 50 BN. KM-234; CT-580. Full details, darkly toned except for lighter high points. NGC #4740648-015. Estimate: $150-$225.

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San Martín de Tezmelucán

Mexico (Empire / Iturbide)

1034. San Martín de Tezmelucán, Mexico, SM and VPB countermarks on a cast Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“armored” bust), 1809TH, very rare, NGC XF details obv scratched, c/s AU standard. CT-622;

1037. Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, Iturbide, 1822JM,

KM-unl; CT-622. Two

incuse oval countermarks with letters inside dots on either side of bust on host (well detailed for the manufacture), dull gray toning (slightly uneven), only the third example we have seen (and no other examples in NGC census), all apparently only on cast hosts. NGC #4740648-001. Estimate: $350-$500.

long, smooth truncation, 8 R J M below eagle, NGC MS 62+. KM-309. Fourth type with denomination and assayer at bottom

and the bust with long and somewhat curved truncation (as opposed to straight), bold strike with luster and traces of toning in legends, slightly grainy surfaces (as made), choice grade overall (second highest in NGC census). NGC #4742985-006. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Mexico (Empire / Maximilian)

Supreme National Congress

1038. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso, Maximilian, 1866, NGC MS 63. KM-388.1. Choice strike and nice luster (no toning), minor

1035. Tlalpujahua, Mexico (Supreme National Congress), bagmarks only, near the top end of quality for the known population.

cast 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1811, rare, ex-Murias.

KM-206; CT-659. 21.20 grams. VF with full details including SUPREME JUNTA

NGC #1523409-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

DE AMERICA, choice overall for this crude issue. Pedigreed to the Jorge Ortiz Murias collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

1039. Mexico City, Mexico, 10 centavos, 1864-M, NGC MS

63+. KM-386.1. Bold centers, choice luster, no toning, within the highest

grades for this brief type. NGC #4736235-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

1036. Tlalpujahua, Mexico (Supreme National Congress), copper 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1812, rare, NGC VF details / environmental damage. KM-208; CT-663. Mostly clear details but struck about 10% off-center, mostly darkly toned (some high points brassy in color), minor green spots but no major oxidation, adjustment marks near edge. NGC #4740648-010. Estimate: $400-$600.

1040. Mexico City, Mexico, 5 centavos, 1864-M, NGC MS 63+.

KM-385.1. Choice strike all over, with strong luster at rims, an exceptional specimen of a brief type. NGC #4736235-003. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Mexico (Republic)

1041. Guanajuato, Mexico, gold 8 escudos, 1858PF. KM-383.7.

1045. Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1852OM,

1042. Mexico City, Mexico, gold

NGC MS 62. DP-Zs32; KM-377.13. Bright white with intense luster, minor bagmarks only, tied with two others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #3834291-007. Estimate: $300-$450.

Lustrous fields with die-polish lines still present, traces of light toning, scarce grade. NGC #4351117-002. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Mexico (United States of Mexico)

1043. Culiacan, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1866CE, six-

1046. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso “caballito,” 1913, PCGS

26.93 grams. Good strike, AU details with surface hairlines, original

luster in legends. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

2-1/2 pesos, 1888M, NGC MS 63.

KM-411.5.

point star, rare, NGC MS 63.

DP-Cn23; KM-377.3. Choice luster, rainbow toning at rims, almost no porosity (which usually plagues this issue), listed in DP as “rare” with the star varieties “a recent discovery” whose “relative rarity is yet to be determined.” NGC #4486472-012. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

MS64. KM-453. Nice luster and minimal bagmarks with rainbow ton-

ing at obverse rim, near top grade, variety with unevenly spaced date. PCGS #21553861. Estimate: $300-$450.

1047. Mexico City, Mexico, silver 2 pesos, 1921, Indepen-

1044. Durango, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1879TB,

NGC MS 64. DP-Do65; KM-377.4. Choice luster with patchy rainbow toning, parts of rims weak, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65. NGC #4486481-006. Estimate: $350-$500.

dence Centennial, NGC MS 62.

KM-462. Frosty white (highly lustrous) with light bagmarks on Victory side, strong die-polish lines on both sides. NGC #4929602-003. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1048. Mexico City, Mexico, 5 pesos, 1950, Southern Railroad, NGC MS 66. KM-466. Brilliantly lustrous with faint traces of

light toning, minimal bagmarks, strong die-polish lines, second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #4738965-011. Estimate: $175-$250.

Netherlands (Spanish)

1052. Holland, United Netherlands, lion daalder, 1589, NGC MS 61.

Delm-831; Dav-8838. Choice full strike with much remaining luster and places of deep toning, surely among the finest graded (census data not available). NGC #4725159-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

Nicaragua

1049. Zwolle, Spanish Netherlands, gold ducat, (1590-97),

dot between busts, NGC XF 45. Fr-210a. Full details in nice, rich gold with trace of dark encrustation of center of shield only, minimal wrinkling, slightly better variety according to Friedberg. NGC #1811909-018. Estimate: $600-$900.

1053. Nicaragua (struck at the Heaton mint), 1 cordoba,

1912-H, NGC AU 53. KM-16. Lustrous and non-toned, minor wear and small marks, popular as the first crown of Nicaragua. NGC #2829487-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

Norway

1050. Flanders (Bruges mint), Spanish Netherlands, 1/2 statendaalder (16 stuivers), Philip II, 1577.

Delm-122; Van-

Problem-free VF with attractive, contrasting toning all over. Estimate: $200-$300. houdt-375. 14.68 grams.

Netherlands (United)

1054. Norway, 2 kroner, 1914, Constitution centennial, NGC MS 62. KM-377. Muted luster and light speckled toning,

light surface hairlines in open field. NGC #4738981-006. Estimate: $125-$200.

Paraguay

1055. Paraguay, 1 real, irregular 1051. Holland, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1776, NGC

MS 61. KM-12.3. Choice details with moderate luster, full die-clash on obverse, popular date for US collectors, near top grade. NGC #4842676-021. Estimate: $500-$750.

1/4 cut (War of the Triple Alliance, 1865-70) of a Potosí, Bolivia, 4 soles, with countermark “1” in rounded hexagonal field of horizontal lines. Pratt-MR2. 2.56 grams. Bold full countermark (XF)

below (B)OLIVIA on host (flat on other side), lightly toned with a couple black spots on reverse, scarce and important emergency issue from the 1864-70 war that pitted Paraguay against the Triple Alliance of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Peru (colonial) Gold

1060. Lima, Peru, bust gold 1 escudo, Charles III, 1776MJ. KM-

VF with a couple very minor natural flaws but no big problems, popular date for US collectors. Estimate: $200-$300. 79. 3.32 grams.

Pillars 1056. Lima, Peru, bust gold 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1753J,

NGC AU 50. KM-50. Some luster, light marks and high-point wear all over, trace of lamination on reverse. NGC #2773144-002. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

1061. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1755JM.

KM-55.1. 26.94 grams. Richly toned XF with one long, old scratch (adjustment mark?) in crown above shield. From a hoard of pillar 8 reales that was dispersed in 1968 in Singapore. Estimate: $250-$375.

1057. Lima, Peru, bust gold 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI,

1759JM, NGC AU 53. KM-59.2. Very light toning over luster, at-

tractive for the grade. NGC #4158277-004. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1062. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758JM, dot over both mintmarks. KM-55.1; CT-unl. 27.03 grams. Bold AU- with

light toning, couple of small black patches. Estimate: $250-$375.

1058. Lima, Peru, bust gold 8 escudos, Charles III (young

bust), 1766JM, NGC AU 55. KM-70. Choice bold strike, some luster, faint lines and tiny marks in fields but only minimal high-point wear. NGC #3590052-002. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

1063. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1759JM, dot over both mintmarks. KM-55.1; CT-unl. 27.09 grams. Nicely toned

1059. Lima, Peru, bust gold 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII tran-

XF+ with hints of original luster, faint adjustment marks on globes. Purchased from W.E. Kitson in 1971. Estimate: $250-$375.

sitional (uniformed bust), 1811JP, NGC XF 45. KM-107. Choice for the grade, with light orange toning and good details except for typically weak centers. NGC #3411855-005. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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1064. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1764JM, dot over left mintmark only (rare).

KM-A64.2; CT-840. 26.96 grams.

Mint State or close to it, with light rainbow toning over muted luster, a rare variety that was missing in the Ray Johnson collection, leading Freeman Craig to state in his Spanish Colonial Eight Reales pamphlet “should exist but unconfirmed.” Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of November 2009 (lot #9948). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1068. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1820JP.

KM-117.1; CT-488. 26.52 grams. Lustrous Mint State with light surface hairlines on obverse only, interesting bold misaligned die-clash at top of reverse showing obverse rim. Estimate: $150-$225.

1065. Lima, Peru, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1753J. KM-52; CT-

Deeply toned XF+ with hint of underlying luster, small void next to top of left pillar and three tiny punchmarks below QUE. Estimate: $150-$225.

547. 3.34 grams.

Busts

1069. Lima, Peru, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 1775MJ, “GARTIA” error, NGC F 12. KM-77; CT-1086. Broad flan with crude rims

(as made), some nice toning, shocking error (scarce and desirable). NGC #2792977-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

1066. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1791IJ, NGC

MS 61. KM-97; CT-644. Brilliantly lustrous, starting to tone at top, faint surface hairlines on obverse, tied with two others for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4327485-005. Estimate: $400-$600.

1070. Lima, Peru, bust 4 reales, Ferdinand VII (“imaginary” bust), 1810JP, rare. KM-105.2; CT-738. 13.14 grams. Attractively toned and problem-free VF with slightly crude rims (as made), elusive transitional type. Estimate: $500-$750.

1071. Lima, Peru, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (“imaginary” bust), 1810JP. KM-109; CT-1128. 3.51

grams. Deeply toned XF with well-

detailed bust, no problems, scarce type and condition. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of March 2010 (lot #8690). Estimate: $200-$300.

1067. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1815JP, NGC

MS 63.

Very lightly toned over lustrous surfaces, weak rims (as made), adjustment marks on shoulder, tied with four others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. NGC #4489230-017. Estimate: $400-$600. KM-117.1; CT-483.

1072. Lima, Peru, bust 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1794IJ. KM-99;

Scarce first type with bust of king, broad flan with crude rims (as made), very lightly toned VF. Estimate: $200-$300. CT-1374. 0.82 gram.

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1073. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1808. KM-102.2; CT-1392. 0.81 gram. Beautifully rainbow-toned and problem-

free AU, struck slightly off-center. Estimate: $150-$225.

1074. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1816, NGC MS 64. KM-108; CT-1457. Choice strike and bright luster, with very light speckled toning, bold rims, slightly off-center strike, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census behind a single MS 65. NGC #4909963-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

Peru (Republic of South Peru) 1075. Cuzco, South Peru, gold 8 escudos, 1838MS. KM-171. 26.95 grams. AXF with slight surface graininess, popular and attractive design. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1076. Cuzco, South Peru, 8 reales, 1837BA, FEDERACION, incuse edge lettering, PCGS MS63, finest and only specimen in PCGS census, ex-Canaparo (stated on label). KM-170.1. Very faint toning over lustrous surfaces, sharp and crisp details (and this design has many, as it is highly artistic and full of symbols), one of the best being the brooding sunface with visible browlines in forehead, not only the finest at PCGS but also better than the top-pop MS 62 at NGC. Pedigreed to the Canaparo collection (stated on label). PCGS #37260810. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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1077. Cuzco, South Peru, 8 reales, 1838MS, PCGS MS63, ex-Canaparo (stated on label). KM-170.4. Light rainbow toning on

sunface side, choice luster on other side with super sharp details, the sunface with very smooth cheeks and clear furrow lines in brow, among the top certified examples known. Pedigreed to the Canaparo collection (stated on label). PCGS #37260811. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Peru (Republic)

1078. Lima, Peru, gold 8 escudos, 1841MB, extremely rare, NGC XF 45, Calicó La Onza Plate Coin. KM-unl (148.6 for type).

With more natural luster than this grade should have, albeit with arguably too many small marks and high-point wear to make AU, this coin is considered the second-finest known of just three confirmed examples, the top coin permanently impounded in the Banco del Peru museum and the third-place coin in private hands graded AU details with light tooling (NGC). This date is apparently missing in all the classic collections like Fonrobert, Peltzer, Salbach and Ulex, as well as more recent collections like Caballero, Eliasberg Lissner, Pittman and Sellschopp. The AU-details example recently surfaced in a Cayón auction in December 2008 (lot #3875), while the present coin hit the modern market in May 1990 as one of a two-coin lot (#527)—the other coin being 1840—in the Sotheby’s (Geneva) auction of gold coins found in a Venezuelan bank hoard. That two-coin lot, clearly overlooked at the time, shows a big difference between the dates 1840 and 1841, as the latter represents a rearrangement of the date-side legend to display the fineness of “21 Qs” in response to a September 30, 1840 decree to require coins to show fineness, due to problems with low-fineness “moneda feble” at the time. While a relatively substantial mintage of 8 escudos took place in Cuzco from 1840 to 1845, the only years of 8E mintage in post-federation Lima were 1841 and 1850 (the latter also quite rare). As the only numerically-graded coin of the three known, the present lot is therefore the finest and only example in the NGC census. Plate Coin #2097 in Calicó’s La Onza (2004). NGC #4234344-001. Estimate: $10,000-up.

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1079. Pasco, Peru, 8 reales, 1857, assayer Z-within-O, extremely rare, NGC Fine details / mount removed, repaired. KM142.13. Well

toned (especially dark around letters of legend) but weak and worn in centers and with lots of tiny marks, also with tooling from mount-repair and plugged hole at top, yet overall quite competent for a one-year type that is missing in most Peruvian collections. Pedigreed to the Sellschopp collection. NGC #3480691-001. Estimate: $5,000-up.

1080. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1826, NGC MS 64+. finest 1081. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1841/0. KM-143.1. 0.79 gram. Deeply known in NGC census. KM-143.1. Choice strike on a broad flan toned AU+ with faint underlying luster, no marks or wear of note,

with brilliant luster. NGC #4742616-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

bold overdate (scarce). Estimate: $150-$225.

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1082. Arequipa, Peru, 1/5 sol, 1885AC, extremely rare, NGC AU 55, finest known, ex-Whittier (stated on label), KM Plate Coin. KM-191a. 4.82 grams. A one-year, one-denomination provisional issue, with only about eight examples reported, this specimen

being the finest known for the type, with rainbow (obverse) and steel-gray (reverse) toning over original luster, prominent die-polish lines, very slightly off-center strike on an oversized flan, the inner details all quite sharp (effectively as struck, in our opinion, considering that the dies were engraved with rudimentary tools) and the lettering in the legend delightfully crude as befits a branch mint issue (in fact amazingly well done under the conditions there). The name GAMBOA vertically to left on the base of Liberty stands for Enrique A. Gamboa, a prominent local businessman who proposed the coinage of silver in Arequipa, per documents issued February 6, 1885, establishing a working proposal to mint coins (approved the same year), his name appearing on the coin much like Derteano’s was on 1864 Lima coins, a practice that was allowed but criticized. The two or three examples offered for sale in the last 30-40 years were no better than VF and/or with problems (the only other NGC entry being VG and with none listed at PCGS), making this piece far and away the finest known. While anyone can own a generic Peruvian 1/5 sol, only the serious Peruvian specialist or Latin American trophy collector with the acumen and wherewithal to win this piece will have the best of the rarest. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection, and the Plate Coin in Krause-Mishler’s Standard Catalog of World Coins (various editions). NGC #4747986-001. Estimate: $5,000-up.

1083. Lima, Peru, five-coin silver denomination set of 1 sol (1891TF, NGC MS 64), 1/2 sol (1915FG-JR), 1/5 sol (1907FG),

1 dinero (1906JF) and 1/2 dinero (1913FG). KM-196.24, 203, 205.2, 204.2 and 206.2. While comprised of different dates within the same series, this is a well-matched set in terms of grade and toning, as all are choice Mint State with varying degrees of rainbow coloration over original luster, the 1 sol in fact tied with three others for finest known in NGC census (for clean date and assayer). NGC #2788604-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Puerto Rico

1084. Lima, Peru, 1/5 sol, 1908, NGC MS 64. KM-205.2. 5.00 grams. Gorgeous rainbow toning over prooflike luster, no marks or wear,

just a couple wispy lines below POR, tied with four others for second finest in NGC census below a single MS 65. NGC #4747988-001. Estimate: $100-$150.

1088. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 1 peso, Alfonso XIII,

1895PG-V, PCGS MS62. KM-24. Choice rainbow toning with underlying luster in legends, minimal bagmarks, among the bettergrade examples but quite pretty for the grade. PCGS #80608069. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Philippines (under Spain)

1085. Philippines (under Spain), gold 2 pesos, Isabel II, 1861/0, NGC AU 55. KM-143. Medium luster,

some light wear and tiny marks on obverse, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #4743033-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

Russia

1089. Russia, silver jeton, Anna, dated 1739, peace with Turkey, NGC AU 58, finest and only example in NGC census. Diakov-81.5. Nice rainbow toning over muted luster, part of edge crude (as made), also with little spots of extra metal in front of face. NGC #5709387-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

1086. Philippines (under Spain), 8 reales, Isabel, crowned Y-II countermark (1834-37) on a Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1835MM, NGC F 15, c/s XF standard. KM-138.2. Full and bold

countermark, deeply contrasting toning around details (dark and crusty here and there), overall quite attractive for the grade. NGC #4739223014. Estimate: $125-$200.

1090. Russia, silver 5 kopecks, Elizabeth, 1757-CNB, NGC AU 53. KM-C15.2. Lightly toned, parts

of edge crude (as made), just a little high-point wear per the grade. NGC #5709387-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

San Marino

Poland

1087. Poland (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 2 zlote,

1924, NGC AU details / cleaned. KM-Y16. Light luster with surface hairlines, a few bagmarks, desirable type struck in Philadelphia without mintmark. NGC #4738981-001. Estimate: $175-$250.

1091. San Marino, 5 lire, 1898R, NGC MS 60. KM-6. Choice,

frosty details against lustrous fields with hairlines and small marks, incipient toning at rims. NGC #4739928-005. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1092. San Marino, 5 lire, 1898R, NGC AU 58. KM-6. Nice luster and details but with small marks and hairlines, partially toned. NGC #4738981-009. Estimate: $250-$375.

Southern Rhodesia

1093. Southern Rhodesia, 2 shillings, 1944, NGC MS 62. KM-19a. Light toning, a few bagmarks and the obverse slightly cloudy, still choice grade, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #4740391-005. Estimate: $400-$600.

Spain (Castile and León)

1094. Seville, Spain (Castile and León), gold dobla, Pedro I (“the Cruel,” 1350-69), NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census. Cay-1276. Choice inner details and fully readable legends with king’s name on both sides (a mix of Cayón-3a obverse and Cayón-3 reverse), everything crisp and well defined with a hint of luster as well, just a couple light marks on obverse. NGC #4841409-002. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

Spain Gold

1095. Seville, Spain, gold double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, eight-point star

at top, dot in middle and mintmark S between busts, PCGS AU55. CT-69. Choice

bold details all over, even with a hint of luster, the faces of the king and queen with expressions of laughter, just a little bit of high-point wear to justify the grade. PCGS #34188840. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1096. Seville, Spain, gold double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, four dots in cross-shape at top and mintmark S at bottom between busts. CT-73. 7.02 grams. Sharp AU details despite surface pitting reminiscent of shipwreck salvage. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO.

Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1097. Toledo, Spain, gold double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, T to left and cross of five dots flanking shield on reverse, NGC MS 63*, finest and only example in NGC census. CT-96. 7.01 grams. Exceptionally broad flan that extends past the outer borders, all details full and choice, devoid of wear and marks, among the finest double excelentes known. NGC #4499464-001. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

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1098. Seville, Spain, milled gold 8 escudos, Philip V, 1702M, NGC AU 50, finest and only example in NGC census. CT-

159; KM-260. Much luster for the grade, centers slightly weak, off-center obverse, scarce second date of type. NGC #4499473-002. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

1099. Seville, Spain, milled gold 8 escudos, Philip V, 1729P, NGC AU 58. CT-193; KM-315. Lustrous and sharp all over, with just a little high-point wear on obverse, final date of type, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 62. NGC #3937602-015. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

1100. Seville, Spain, milled gold 1 escudo, Philip V, 1712M, NGC MS

62, finest and only example in NGC census. CT-546; KM-253. Bold details against

choice satin fields, struck on a small flan for the design with boldly scalloped edge, rather cob-like overall. NGC #4909968-001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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1101. Madrid, Spain, bust gold 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1758JB. CT-257; KM-378. 1.74 grams. Problemfree AVF with traces of luster at rims (parts of which are slightly crude, as made). Pedigreed to our Auction #20 (lot #1726). Estimate: $125-$200.

1102. Madrid, Spain, bust gold 8 escudos, Charles III, 1783JD, NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. CT-62; KM-409.1. Very bold strike with strong luster, light hairlines in obverse fields, die-chip flaw on wreath on reverse, but overall a very choice example, in fact the finest known by four grades at NGC. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

1103. Madrid, Spain, bust gold 8 escudos, Charles III, 1786/74DV, NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census. CT-unl (Type

10); KM-unl (409.1a for type). Nice

strike with light toning and luster in legends, light surface hairlines on obverse, the underdate with flat base for the last digit plus arc-shaped extra metal to right that is probably not part of the underdigit, finest at NGC by two grades, also with dot before AUSPICE in legend not noted on label. NGC #4743638-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

1104. Madrid, Spain, bust gold 2 escudos, Charles III, 1775PJ. CT-448; KM-417.1. 6.65 grams. Nice VF with light toning around details, no problems. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1105. Madrid, Spain, bust gold 2 escudos, Charles III, 1776PJ. CT-449; KM-417.1. 6.67 grams.

AU- with hairlines but also natural luster in legends, trace of filing on reverse top rim, popular date for US collectors. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1106. Madrid, Spain, bust gold 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1778PJ, NGC MS 64. CT-772;

KM-415.1. Very bold strike with choice full details and nice luster, no marks, exceptional grade (second

highest grade in NGC census). NGC #2790702-007. Estimate: $500-$750.

1107. Madrid, Spain, bust gold 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1820GJ (dot between G and J), NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. CT-35; KM-485. Excellent luster (especially on the reverse), with sharp details except for slight weakness in centers, minimal

marks and hairlines. NGC #4499473-002. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

1108. Madrid, Spain, bust gold 320 reales de vellon, Ferdinand VII, 1822SR, NGC MS 63. CT-36; KM-566. Choice luster and

good strike with clear sideburn (highest point, usually missing), minimal surface hairlines on obverse, a few tiny spots of red toning, tied with three others for finest known in NGC census. NGC #3937638-001. Estimate: $10,000-up.

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1109. Madrid, Spain, bust gold 2 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1818GJ. CT-214; KM-483.2. 6.77 grams. Bold AXF with light toning overall and contrast around details, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

1110. Seville, Spain, bust gold 2 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1827JB, NGC MS64+, finest known in NGC census. CT-271; KM483.2. Superb

strike and intense luster, practically flawless. NGC #2802548-012. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1111. Barcelona, Spain, gold 100 reales, Isabel II, 1857, eight-point star mintmark, NGC

MS 64. CT-10; KM-605.1. Brilliantly lustrous and choice strike, with die-clash of date visible on reverse, second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #4929641-005. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

Charles-Joanna

1112. Zaragoza, Spain, 1 real, 1520LS, Gothic legends, five bars in shield, rare. CT-166.

3.20 grams. Broad, thin flan with full (Gothic) legends and inner details, including C-A mintmark

flanking shield and L-S assayer flanking cross, IOHANA ET CAROLVS in legend, richly toned VF with small edge-split, desirable as among the first Spanish coins to show a date in the design. Estimate: $200-$300.

Philip V

1113. Seville, Spain, milled 1 real “half pistareen,” Philip V, 1726J, NGC MS 64. CT-1713;

KM-306.2. Bold strike against brightly lustrous fields, choice rims, near top grade. Pedigreed to the WorldWide Coins of California auction of March 1988. NGC #4739928-006. Estimate: $175-$250.

Charles III

1114. Seville, Spain, milled 4 reales “double pistareen,” Charles III, 1761JV. CT-1218; KM-396.2. 13.31 grams. Problem-free XF with light toning, one-year type. Estimate: $350-$500.

Joseph Napoleon

1115. Barcelona, Spain, 5 pesetas, 1810, PCGS AU55. CT-15; KM69. Golden toning and luster around details, the fields steel-gray, choice for

the grade with minimal hairlines and high-point wear. PCGS #36479270. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Provisional Government

1116. Madrid, Spain, medallic silver pattern 5 pesetas, 1868, NGC MS 63.

Deeply toned over near prooflike luster, light surface hairlines, rare grade. NGC #2458002-004. Estimate: $750-$1,100. CT-p. 806; Calb-569; KM-Pn10 in silver.

1117. Madrid, Spain, medallic bronzed-copper pattern 5

pesetas, 1868, PCGS SP65+. CT-p. 806; Calb-569; KM-Pn10. Deep burnt-sienna color on pristine fields, darker details in bold relief, truly a beautiful example, second highest grade in PCGS census behind a pair of MS66’s. PCGS #37075481. Estimate: $500-$750.

Straits Settlements 1118. Straits Settlements (under Great Britain), silver 1 dollar, George

V, 1920, NGC MS 62. KM-33. Satin luster with strong die-polish lines, no toning. NGC #4738989-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

Tortola 1119. Tortola (British Virgin Islands), 4 shillings 1-1/2 pence (half dollar), TIRTILA countermark (1805-1824) on a half cut of a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Charles IV. Prid-8; KM-19. 12.70 grams. Bold VF countermark on a Fair host with king’s name and ordinal weakly but

fully visible, the other side a little stronger, lightly toned with dark toning in countermark. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Uruguay

1120. Montevideo, Uruguay, 1 peso, 1844, medal alignment, rare, PCGS MS63+, ex-Canaparo. KM-5. Popular issue (effectively

the first crown of this country) from a mintage of only 1500 pieces, reportedly struck in just two days in February of 1844 in celebration of the re-opening of the mint after the Siege of Montevideo by General Manuel Oribo during the Uruguayan Civil War, this example with nearly prooflike luster and largely inoffensive surface hairlines, faint golden toning. Pedigreed to the Canaparo collection (stated on label). PCGS #37260813. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

1121. Uruguay, copper 5 centesimos, 1854/40, NGC MS 62 BN. KM-1. Nice strike for the issue with crudeness only near parts of rims, also with some original luster and color at parts of rims, second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #4628855-005. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Venezuela (Caracas “imitation cobs”)

1124. Caracas, Venezuela, 2 reales “imitation cob,” date as 142 date (early 1800s), struck over a Spanish bust 2R (milled edge), rare, NGC XF 40. KM-C13.1. Well-centered pillars, off-center cross (with often off-the-flan M visible to right), faint toning around details, but most important aspect is that the edge shows traces of the rectangle-circle milling from a bust 2R (first we have seen). NGC #4841431-006. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1125. Caracas, Venezuela, 1 real “imitation cob,” date as 721

1122. Four-coin denomination set of Uruguay (struck at the

(early 1800s), rare, NGC VF 35. KM-C12. 2.36 grams. Bold strike on smallish flan, deeply toned (more like XF in our opinion), cross slightly off-center with lions and castles rotated from normal positions, with visible L to left. NGC #4668512-001. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

high-grade examples (all either top grade or close to it), all with choice luster and no marks or wear. PCGS #38494472, 38494473, 38494474, 38494475. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Venezuela (Caracas royalist)

Paris mint) coins of 1877-A in PCGS slabs: 1 peso, MS65; 50 centesimos, MS65; 20 centesimos, MS66; 10 centesimos (anchor left), MS65. KM-17, 16, 15 and 14. Nicely matched set of

1126. Caracas, Venezuela, copper 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII,

1813, broad flan, rare, NGC F 12 BN. KM-C2. Full details struck about 10% off-center on a large flan, dark in color but evenly so, first date for Ferdinand VII. NGC #2796998-001. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

1123. Uruguay (struck at the Paris mint), 1 peso, 1877-A,

NGC MS 62. KM-17. Deeply rainbow toned over muted luster, minor bagmarks only. NGC #3897173-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

1127. Caracas, Venezuela, copper 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII,

1821. KM-C2. 2.55 grams. VF with clear details, scarcer final date of series, dark brown color. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Venezuela (United States of Venezuela)

1128. Venezuela (struck at the Philadelphia mint), (5 bolívares), 1929 (low 9), NGC MS 60. KM-Y24.2. Good luster, faint surface hairlines and minor bagmarks. Estimate: $300-$450.

Venezuela (Banco Central)

1129. Venezuela (Banco Central), proof gold 10,000 bolívares, 1987, Bolívar (Barré). KM-Y61. 31.12 grams. Lemon-yellow color with cameo- or even ultra-cameo-quality contrast between mirror fields and frosty details, no marks or wear. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Medals and Decorations Argentina

1130. Buenos Aires, Argentina, silver medal, 1852, Premio 1131. Buenos Aires, Argentina, silver medal, 1861, Premio a

a La Aplicación (prize), Sociedad de Beneficencia, by José Rousseau (unsigned). 32x37mm; 13.97 grams. Shield-shaped flan,

the obverse with seated woman with three children within legend BUENOS-AYRES at top and LA SOCIEDAD DE BENEFICENCIA. across bottom; reverse with wreath at top above A LA / APLICACION / 1832 within wreath. Attractively toned AU with tiny hole at top. Estimate: $200-$300.

La Aplicación (prize), by Rosario Grande. 30mm; 7.93 grams. Obverse with ships on water inside wreath within legend MUNICIPALID DE BUENOS AIRES; reverse with PREMIO / A LA / APLICACION / NUEVE DE / JULIO / 1861 within wreath with engraver’s initials RG at bottom. AXF with hole at top, some dark spots and encrustation here and there. Estimate: $150-$225.

Bolivia

1132. Potosí, Bolivia, bronze medal, 1825, Bolívar. Burnett-3A3 but in bronze; Fonrobert-9466 but in bronze. 42mm; 28.06 grams. Obverse with military bust of Bolívar inside legend SIMON BOLIVAR LIBERTADOR DE COLOMBIA Y DEL PERU.; reverse with Cerro de Potosí under radiant sunface within legend POTOSI MANIFIESTA SU GRATITUD ALGENIO DE. LA LIBERTAD with date .1825. at bottom. VF with some original copper color, the edge (plain) slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

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Colombia

The Santander Collection of Colombian Proclamation Medals 1133. Colombia, oval silver uniface medal trial strike

(on a round flan), GIBRALTAR DE AMERICA, (ca. 1825), very rare, NGC MS 66, finest and only example in NGC census. Finest-known example of a beautiful but

mysterious issue showing an eagle perched on a cannon with GIBRALTAR at top and DE AMERICA at bottom, all within an olive-branch wreath, with distinctive star-and-oval (chain) edge that we have also seen on a similar trial of a round medal with portrait (probably Antonio Baraya, liberator of Popayán in 1811) inside legend HONOR VIRTUTIS PRAEMIUM. Previously we attributed this issue to Panama (a plain-edge example), based on the Renaissance auction description of the current piece (see pedigree), and we have also seen it attributed to Chile (Huntington collection, Morton & Eden auction of April 2007, lot #397); but a previous sale of this same piece (Schulman auction of February 1958, lot #2597, as “ex-Peltzer”) describes it as Cartagena (Colombia), “War for Independence. Necessity Peso (1820-5).” Possibly it was struck somewhere else (like Bolivia, per the slab label, or even Europe) for a location in the Americas. The fact is that we do not know for sure what GIBRALTAR DE AMERICA refers to, as over the centuries that nickname has been given to many different places, not just Cartagena (Colombia) and Valdivia (Chile) and Panama, but also Humaitá (Paraguay), San Juan de Ulloa (Mexico) and even Quebec (Canada). What we do know for sure is that there can be none finer, as this piece has full details and luster, no marks or wear at all, with lovely incipient toning. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection, also to the Renaissance auction of December 2000 (lot #782) and to the Schulman auction of February 1958 (lot #2597, with photo captioned incorrectly as 2596 and with “ex-Peltzer” (but apparently not in Glendining, June 1927). NGC #4743168-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1134. Bogotá, Colombia, silver proclamation medal, Louis I, 1724, very rare, NGC AU 58, finest and only example in NGC

census. Restrepo-p. 100; Medina-11; Betts-154. 8mm; 3.34 grams. Obverse with left-facing bust of king within legend LVDVSICVS [sic] I D G; reverse with eagle with wings spread (arms of the city of Santa Fe de Bogotá) inside legend HISPANIARVM REX .724. This piece has significance on many levels: First, it is considered the first proclamation medal struck in Colombia; second, it is one of the first hand-struck (as opposed to cast) medals of the Americas; and (above all) it is so rare that only three examples are known, the others (both plated in Restrepo) being the John Adams specimen sold by Stack’s Bowers in 2015 and the Vidal Quadras y Ramón specimen (published with illustration by Medina in 1917 and clearly the same piece described by Betts in 1894). The present specimen, the only one of the three certified and graded, exhibits lovely contrasting toning on virtually as-struck surfaces, with the interior details very bold and most of the legends clear, quite reminiscent of silver cobs being made at the time. For comparison, the Adams specimen, which was holed, sold for $4500 plus the buyer›s fee in 2015. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label). NGC #4743181-006. Estimate: $5,000-up.

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1135. Bogotá, Colombia, 8R-sized proclamation medal, Charles III, 1760, very rare, NGC AU details / cleaned, exAdams. Restrepo-4 (p. 111); Herrera-93 (but with eagle reversed); Medina-109 (but with

eagle reversed); Betts-491 (but with eagle reversed). 40mm. Obverse with armored bust of Charles III (signed by engraver BENTO on truncation) within legend CAROLO III . HISP . CATH . REGI . ET IND . IMP.; reverse with eagle (head facing right) with wings spread within legend SANCTA FIDES PRAESTAT FIDEM, with OCT. IDUUM AUG. / M.DCC. LX. in exergue. Low contrast from light toning that almost completely obscures any evidence of cleaning. We can trace only one other example sold in recent years. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label) and to the John Adams collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2015, lot #1044), and to the Ponterio auction of April 1997 (lot #271). NGC #4743181-001. Estimate: $2,000-up.

1136. Lot of two silver Bogotá, Colombia, uniface trial strikes

of proclamation medal reverses (8R- and 4R-sized) dated 1760, Charles III, very rare, Restrepo Plate specimens. Restrepo-6 and 8 (p.

111); Herrera-93 and 94; Medina-109 and 110; Betts-491 and 492. 40mm, 34.8 grams;

35mm, 19 grams. Both with eagle (head facing left) with wings spread within legend SANCTA FIDES PRAESTAT FIDEM, with OCT. IDUUM AUG. / M.DCC.LX. in exergue, also both toned UNC with muted luster (slightly stronger luster on the smaller piece), the larger piece with diecrack across bottom of eagle (same as on a similar lot in our Auction 23, lot #1097). Pedigreed to the Santander Collection, both pieces plated on page 111 of Restrepo’s Coins of Colombia (2012). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1137. Bogotá, Colombia (for Maracaibo, Venezuela), silver uniface 4R-sized proclamation medal die trial, Charles IV, 1789, very rare.

Design of a ship below crown between Pillars of Hercules above MARACAI / BO within legend FELIX TERRA C V IVS REX NOBILIS EST with date .1789. at bottom. Choice AU+ with light rainbow toning over luster, the blank other side smooth and clean (the obverse of full medal showing bust of Charles III [sic], like the next few lots, yet this trial strike is smaller in diameter), only the second specimen we can trace and significantly absent in Restrepo. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

Herrera-157; Medina-181. 32mm; 18.04 grams.

1138. Bogotá, Colombia, silver 4R-sized proclamation

medal, Charles IV, 1789, rare, NGC MS 61, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-p. 121; Medina-254. 35mm; 18.68

grams. Obverse with armored bust of Charles III [sic] within legend CAROL.IV.D.G. HISP.ET IND.R. with Maltese cross at bottom; reverse with crowned eagle (head facing left) with wings spread above monogram (CIAEo?) within legend SANTA FIDES FIRMAT FIDEM with date 1789 between Maltese crosses at bottom. Deeply toned over muted luster, oversized flan, no other examples located in recent sales. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label). NGC #4744792001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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1139. Bogotรก, Colombia, silver 4R-sized proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1789, NGC AU 58, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-p. 121; Obverse with armored bust of Charles III [sic] within legend CAROL.IV.D.G. HISP.ET IND.R. with Maltese cross at bottom; reverse with city arms (spread-eagle in crowned shield within wreath) above CAI CEDO., all within legend SANTA FIDES FIRMAT FIDEM with date 1789 between pairs of rosettes at bottom. Lightly toned over luster, tiny spots of extra metal behind head and minor graininess above center on reverse. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label). NGC #4743181-005. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Herrera-215; Medina-253. 33mm.

1140. Cartagena, Colombia, silver 4R-sized proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1789, coin axis (rare), NGC AU 58, finest known in NGC census.

Restrepo-p. 121; Herrera-126; Medina-138. 33mm. Obverse with armored bust of Charles III

[sic] within legend CAROL.IV.D.G. HISP.ET IND.R. with Maltese cross at bottom (same die as Bogotรก issues); reverse with crowned cross supported by lions within legend PROCLAMATUS * CARTAG * IND * with date *1789* below monogram (Camargo?) in exergue. Choice deep toning over muted luster, same tiny spots of extra metal on obverse as on previous lot and die-crack on PROCLA on reverse, coin-axis alignment not noted on label nor in previous sales (potentially quite rare). Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label). NGC #4743181-003. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1141. Cartagena, Colombia, silver 4R-sized proclamation medal, Charles

IV, 1789, NGC AU 53. Restrepo-p. 121; Herrera-126; Medina-138. 33mm. Obverse with bust of Charles III [sic] within legend CAROL*IV*D*G* HISP*ET IND*R* (heavier, less detailed bust than for Bogotรก); reverse with crowned cross supported by lions within legend PROCLAMATUS * CARTAG * IND * with date *1789* below monogram (Camargo?) in exergue. Slightly grainy surfaces with deep gunmetal toning all over. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label). NGC #4743181-004. Estimate: $500-$750.

1142. Cartagena, Colombia, silver 4R-sized proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1789, NGC VF details / repaired. Restrepo-p. 121; Herrera-126; Medina-138. 33mm.

Obverse with bust of Charles III [sic] within legend CAROL*IV*D*G* HISP*ET IND*R* (heavier, less detailed bust than for Bogotรก); reverse with crowned cross supported by lions within legend PROCLAMATUS * CARTAG * IND * with date *1789* below monogram (Camargo?) in exergue. Deep gray toning all over, slightly darker at rims, small area of discoloration at top where a hole was expertly repaired. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label). NGC #4743181-010. Estimate: $300-$450.

1143. Popayรกn, Colombia, silver proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1790,

NGC AU 55, finest and only example in NGC census.

rera-186; Medina-213. 32mm. Obverse

Restrepo-p. 121; Her-

with armored bust of Charles III [sic] within legend CAROL[rosette]IV[rosette]D[rosette]G[rosette] HISP[rosette]ET IND[rosette] R[rosette].; reverse with mountains and city above TENORIO. within legend [rosette] PROCLAMATUS [rosette] IN [rosette] CIVIT [rosette] POPAIANENSI [rosette] with date 1790 at bottom. Well-executed design with sharp details, nice luster. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label). NGC #4743181-002. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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1144. Cali, Colombia, silvered-bronze 4R-sized proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1790. Restrepo-p. 121; Herrera-unl; Medina-unl. 33mm; 9.76 grams. Obverse with armored

bust of Charles III [sic] within legend CAROL[rosette]IV[rosette]D[rosette]G[rosette] HISP[rosette]ET IND[rosette]R[rosette].; reverse with arms (ship/river/city/mountains in shield) within legend [rosette] EMML. CAICEDO . OLIM . D . CAR . III . HOD . CAR . IV . CALI [rosette] with date 1790 at bottom. Choice grade (AU+) and sharp details despite slightly crude surfaces with bits of bronze peeking through the silvering, off-center strike on a thin flan. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

1145. Bogotá, Colombia, silver 8R-sized proclamation medal,

Ferdinand VII, 1808, NGC AU 58. Restrepo-18 (p. 130); Fonrobert-8046; Herrera-79; Medina-382. 40mm; 31.60 grams. Obverse with armored bust of

Charles IV [sic] within legend EN AMOR DE FERNANDO VII REY DE ESPANA EYNDIAS.; reverse with crowned cross supported by lions (Cartagena arms) within legend EL COMERCIO DE SANTA FE DE BOGOTA SEPTIEMBRE 11 with date *1808* at bottom. Gorgeous blue toning over luster in legends, second finest known in NGC census. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label). NGC #4744792002. Estimate: $600-$900.

1146. Bogotá, Colombia, uniface obverse trial of a silver 8R-sized proclamation medal,

Ferdinand VII (1808), NGC MS 63, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-18 (obv,

Obverse of the same lot as last, with armored bust of Charles IV [sic] within legend EN AMOR DE FERNANDO VII REY DE ESPANA EYNDIAS. Deep steel gray color with no marks or wear. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label). NGC #4744792-003. Estimate: $500-$750.

p. 130); Fonrobert-8046 (obv); Herrera-79 (obv); Medina-382 (obv). 40mm; 32.02 grams.

1147. Colombia, silver 2R-sized proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, pomegranates at top and bottom, NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-4 (p. 129); Herrera-39; Medina-329; Fonrobert-8047. 26mm; 7.71 grams. Obverse with crowned shield containing

quartered lions and castles within legend REI DE ESPA NA E INDIAS; reverse with pomegranates above and below AUGUSTA / PROCLAMCION / DEL N.R.D.G. POR / FERNANDO. VII / SEP.11.DE / 1808, the N.R.D.G standing for Nuevo Reino de Granada. Sharp strike and choice luster, no marks or wear (exceptional grade), with die-clash evidence at about 9 to 11 o’clock in obverse legend. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label). NGC #4744792004. Estimate: $400-$600.

1148. Honda, Colombia, silver 4R-sized proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, rare, NGC AU 53, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-10 (p. 129); Herrera-22; Medina-304. 35mm. Obverse with crowned double-headed

eagle on bridge within legend PROCLAMACION DE LA UILLA DE HONDA with date 1808 at bottom (flanked by crosses-fleury); reverse with crowned arms above MAGNO IN ORTU / MAJORIN IMPERIO / MAXIMO.IN SE / IPSO. within legend [rosette] FERNANDO.VII.REY DE ESPANA.Y DE INDIAS. Light rainbow toning over muted luster, minimal marks and wear, far better than any other examples we can trace. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label). NGC #4743181-007. Estimate: $2,000-up.

1149. Popayán, Colombia, silver 4R-sized proclamation medal, Ferdinand

VII, 1808, NGC AU 53, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-22 (p.

130); Fonrobert-8218; Herrera-49; Medina-344. 32mm; 9.98 grams. Obverse with armored bust of Charles IV [sic] flanked by TIBI and FIDES above ET AMOR* within legend PREDILECTUS HISP [rosette]ET IND [rosette] REX [radiant rosette] FERDINANDUS VII [rosette]; reverse with mountains and city within legend [rosette] PROCLAMATUS [rosette] IN [rosette] CIVIT [rosette] POPAIENENSI [rosette]. Sharp details, deeply toned with traces of luster, oversized flan for the design. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label). NGC #4744795-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1150. Popayán/Cali, Colombia, silver 4R-sized proclamation medal, 1811, Antonio Baraya, NGC AU details / plugged. Fonrobert-8219; Herrera-unl; Medina-unl. 30mm. Muling of a colonial reverse designs with a tribute to the (temporary) liberator

of the city of Popayán, with one side showing arms of Cali (ship/river/city/mountains in shield) inside legend DIRUPIT VINCULA POPULI JUGUN QUE TIRANNI. VIRTUS IN FOEDERE and rosette at bottom, the other side with arms of Popayán (mountains and city) within legend CIVITAS POPAYANENSIS [rosette] D.ANTONIO [rosette] BARAYA with date MAR[rosette]28 / [rosette] 1811 [rosette] at bottom. Bold details on both sides with light, attractive toning, tiny nick in date-side field, virtually undetectable repair at top. With legend that translates as “He Broke the People’s Chains and the Grip of the Tyrant, Strength in Unity,” this is an important issue for scholars of the Independence movement in Colombia. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label). NGC #5709082-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

Colombia (Republic)

1151. Colombia (struck in Europe), large copper medal, (1827), Bolívar, very rare. Fonrobert-unl. 40mm; 32.81 grams. Obverse

with high-relief military bust of Bolívar within legend COLOMBIA A SU LIBERTADOR; reverse with SIMON BOLIVAR / ILUSTRE GENERAL / SABIO LEGISLADOR / CIUDADANO INTEGRO / LIBERTADOR / Y / PADRE DE SU PATRIA with boughs at top and bottom. Choice AU+ with traces of rainbow toning around details against an overall burnt-umber color, minimal marks. The first mention we can find of this issue is the August 27, 1859 issue of El Mosaico newspaper, which shows a drawing of the medal and says it came from Dr. José Manuel Restrepo “quien la obtuvo de manos del mismo Libertador” (“who obtained it from the hands of the Liberator himself ”). We can trace another specimen in copper to the A. Weyl auction of April 1899 (lot #2445), and three other specimens—one copper, one silver and one white metal—appear in the Salbach collection auction of February 1911. Also this medal appears (in silver) in Plate 1.A.11 on page 41 of Ezequiel Urdaneta Braschi’s Bolívar en la numismática conmemorativa y en las condecoraciones (1983). The current confirmed population is fewer than ten in all metals (two or three of which are holed). Estimate: $3,500-up.

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1152. Colombia (struck in Italy), large copper

medal, 1846, Bolívar / Abolition of Slavery. Fonrobert-8106. 48mm; 59.88 grams. Obverse with standing Bolívar

in high relief on pedestal (showing AL LIBERTADOR) between AMICI-TIAE / MONV-MENTVM within legend SIMONI BOLIVAR LIBERATORI, signed at bottom by creator (“INV”) TENERANI and maker (“FECIT”) C. VOIGT; reverse with standing Bolívar at right with kneeling male slave at his feet in front of female slave holding suckling infant with legend SERVITVTIS to left and ABROGATIO to right, E BOGOTANO SIM. BOLIVAR / MONVMENTO / MDCCCXXXXVI in exergue. Attractive and important medal in choice UNC condition with rainbow toning over luster throughout, light scratch in front of Bolívar’s face on reverse. Estimate: $350-$500.

Cuba

1153. Gold medal reading ISLA DE CUBA / 28 ABRIL 1897 made from a Spanish provisional copper 10 centimos 1870. 35 mm; 18.01 grams total. Uniface bronze mount with selective gilding over a professionally crafted, ornate design incorporating a VE monogram at the center. The mount is in excellent condition with only minor wear around the loop; the coin included appears to be VG with lacquered surfaces and two incomplete holes. Estimate: $350-$500.

1154. Havana, Cuba, large silver medal, Palacio de los Capitanes Generales 200th anniversary, 1976, with original box. 57 mm; 65.98 grams. Obverse with high relief view of the palace building, PALACIO DE GOBIERNO Y CASA CAPITULAR above and MUSEO

DE LA CIUDAD / LA HABANA; reverse with coat of arms of Charles III and the city of Havana, REINADO CAROLUS III above and 1776 BICENTENARIO 1976 below. High grade proof medal with deep cameo contrast, dark rainbow toning around legends and design, a few minor surface marks. Housed in original display box with certificate of authenticity. Estimate: $200-$300.

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THE SAINT ELIGIUS MEDALLION OF MAURICE POUILLARD by Agustín (Augi) García-Barneche Saint Eligius (Eloi, Eloy or Eligio), Bishop of Noyon, is recognized as the patron saint of gold- and silver-smiths, jewelers, blacksmiths and numismatists. Eligius was born in Chaptelat, about six miles from Limoges in western France, around the year 590 AD, to educated Gallo-Roman parents, Eucherio and Terrigia; he died in Noyon on December 1, 660 AD. Eucherio recognized his son’s uncommon metalworking ability and sent him to the well-known goldsmith Abbo, master of the mint of Limoges, to perfect his innate skills. After about seven years, Eligius went to Neustria (the western part of the Kingdom of the Franks), where he worked under Babo, the royal treasurer, with whose endorsement King Clotaire II1 commissioned him to make a heavily engraved and ornamented golden throne2 or “royal chair” with gold and precious stones. The story goes that not only did he manage to make a magnificent throne with the amount of gold supplied, but through his skill in working the gold in fact he made two. The king, surprised with Eligius’ honesty and ability, without hesitation named him master of the mint in Marseille. Subsequently after Clotaire II's passing, his son and successor, Dagobert I, became the new king and appointed Eligius to be the chief councilor. In 639 AD, after the death of King Dagobert I, Eligius left the court to become a priest. After his death, Eligius was canonized3 both for his holy life and for his great zeal in art. Both the famous golden throne and some of the coins attributed to Saint Eligius are part of this incredible French medallion that we are presenting in this publication4. There are numerous medals attributed to the Saint, most of which were produced in Europe, particularly in France by unions of metalworkers or by guilds in Germany that also honor him as a patron saint.

Silver trial edition with golden details EE/XXV 1972 – Obverse. 

                                                           

Most of the recent medals for Saint Eligius show modern coinage technology while retaining the traditional themes and contemporary design elements, but perhaps the most beautiful and representative is the

1 Son of Chilperic I and Fredegunde. In 584 AD he succeeded his father as king of Neustria, but his mother ruled for him until her death in 597  AD. In 613 AD, after the death of his cousin Theodoric II, king of Austrasia, Clotaire II was called in by Austrasian nobles to assume rule. He  thus became king of all the Franks.  2 The actual throne is known, and metallurgical analysis reflects that is made of bronze and cast iron, engraved and gilded with traces of gold  leaf remaining. It has been used and repaired several times from St. Denis to Napoleon. Le trésor de Saint‐Denis. Paris: RMN, 1991, pp. 63‐68.  3 There is not an exact date for his canonization, but we know that Eligius helped poor and sick people, in many instances reporting miraculous  healings. He founded several monasteries to which he introduced, at least partially, the Irish monastic rule. He also built the basilica of St.  Paul and restored the basilica of St. Martial in Paris.   4 On December 1, 2018 the numismatic event "San Eloy 2018" took place for the third year in a row in San Francisco, Córdoba, Argentina,  organized by the Centro Filatélico y Numismático de San Francisco. At this time the first anniversary of the creation of the Federal Institute of  Numismatic Researchers of the Argentine Republic (IFINRA) was celebrated, with important dissertations by numismatists of the prestigious  institution, of which I am a member. The original “working” version in Spanish of this article was published in the December 1, 2018 Boletín  Electrónico del Centro Filatélico y Numismático de San Francisco, No. 55, San Francisco, Córdoba, Argentina, pp. 9‐13. 

 

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magnificent Medallion of Pouillard of the 1970’s presented by the Monnaie de Paris, of which not much was known until this article. This first medallion, or “grand medal,” was coined by the Monnaie de Paris in 1972, its beautiful design with carefully crafted details engraved by Maurice Pouillard (1912-1978), master engraver for the Monnaie de Paris, medalist and musician. As the son of a master engraver, he achieved his potential as an apprentice to his father. He continued the courses of the sculptors Wlérick and Arnold from 1928 to 1932. He studied at the School of Applied Arts and succeeded his father. After the Second World War he entered the Mint as an engraver. He was also known as a specialist in heraldry. We know this medallion was struck in different metals and finishes in limited numbers. We have only begun to investigate all the details related to the production of these magnificent and intriguing pieces of French exonumia. It is my hope that this brief but specific article will inspire a more detailed work with more data and/or corrections concerning the production of this beautiful work of numismatic art that combines different elements in a careful and detailed form. Technical information: With scalloped edge, the obverse of this medallion shows the legend SAINT ELOI (ELIGIVS) ✠ 588-659 ✠ around a standing Saint Eligius with a golden nimbus and pastoral staff, interlaced with inscriptions in six parallel lines that summarize his life achievements: ORF-EVRE / MONN-AYER / MINI-STRE / DE Silver trial edition with Golden details EE/XXV 1972 – Reverse  DAG-OBERT / EVE-QVE / DEN-OYON (Goldsmith and Coiner, Minister of Finance for Dagobert I and Bishop of Noyon), with engraver’s name M. Pouillard placed diagonally at lower right. The reverse features the magnificent and famous golden throne that Saint Eligius designed for King Clotaire II, surrounded by thirteen Merovingian Frankish gold coins5 attributed to Saint Eligius (as moneyer) both for the Royal Mint of Paris and for Marseille under Clotaire II and Dagobert I, these coins divided at top with a Merovingian gold eagle (aquiliform fibula) most likely based on the piece plated in Orfèvrerie mérovingienne, les oeuvres de saint Eloi et la verroterie cloisonnée (Paris, 1864 - Plate 9); the legend surrounding reads PATRON DES ORFEVRES, MONNAYEURS, NUMISMATES, FORGERONS, MARECHAUX FERRANTS, ET TOUTES GENS OF FINANCE (patron saint of goldsmiths, coin-setters, numismatists, blacksmiths, silversmiths and all those related to finance). In all cases these medallions have on the edge the mark of the mint of Paris in the form of a cornucopia with a microscopic letter A inside. The diameter of all known pieces is 115 millimeters, with weights varying from 520 +/grams for the pieces produced in copper and bronze to 620 +/- grams for those minted in 0.950 silver (these represented with the number 1 for "first standard6" representing the fineness of silver 950/1000). The first known medals marked with the year of 1972 from the first production of Pouillard were most likely the rare editions of presentation in 0.950 silver and the very first copies to either be plated in silver or gold.

                                                           

5 Gold solidi and tremisses in the name of Eligius as moneyer were minted at Paris and Marseilles. “Ancient Coin Series: The Merovingians...” 

by Mike Markowitz, Coinweek.com, August 30, 2016.  6 The small number 1 in front of the cornucopia represents "1st standard" (1er titre), meaning the highest level of silver (95% pure). Silver  marked with a 2 was 0.800 or “2nd standard.” This is important to note since this practice/standard mark was used only until 1973. 

 

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At the moment we do not have a detailed census of the production from Monnaie de Paris; the collected information below simply follows from records of the sales in the last decade, auction files and some pieces in private collections. I have also found specific information regarding this medallion in a book and in magazines and publications dating from 1973 and 1994. It is worth mentioning that some of the published details regarding these medallions are vague or contradictory, and at the time of publication of this article the Monnaie de Paris has not answered my request for more information concerning production numbers. C'est la vie! The medallion shown to the left is one of two known to the author with edge marking "EE" (Exemplaire d’Editeur) to denote a "Special First Edition" for the artist to present to dignitaries. This 1972 medal by Pouillard was given to M. André de LATTRE, Vice Governor of the Banque de France and member of the Monetary Control Commission. Made on a silver planchet with selectively gilt details and with “EE/XXV” on edge, being from a special first run of (up to) 25 pieces in 0.950 silver with gold leaf, this example was delivered in an official Monnaie de Paris green leather-andvelvet box specially made and engraved in gold letters for M. de LATTRE. This piece weighs 620 grams, matching all the known examples in 0.950 silver. To our knowledge, all EE specimens have the same number XXV, perhaps so that no one recipient would look more important than another!

“EE” pieces.

The German catalog Eligius - auf Münzen Medaillen Marken Plaketten (1993), by Helfried Ehrend, published by Numismatische Gesellschaft Speyer e.V., shows this medal cataloged as No. 65 and explains that all the silver pieces were the same weight7 and that there are silver pieces without gilding that are numbered from 26 to 1008. It stands to reason that the whole series of 100 medallions made in silver are of the same weight, including the selectively-gilt

Not all the medallions were silver and numbered. The most commercial producer of this design was reflected in the news found published in the Coin World numismatic magazine of August 19739, in which we can see on the cover the presentation of the piece and then on page 30 in detail the design and varied information saying that these pieces could be acquired directly from the Administration des Monnaies et Médailles in Paris. At the time of the presentation of the sale of these pieces in 1973, Coin World reported that the price of the bronze medals was 96 francs (about 24USD at the time) and the price of those in silver was 770 francs (about 193.50USD). The specific code of order for these medals was M-4414.

The Numismatist magazine from December 1994 says that only 100 original pieces were struck in silver and lacquered copper10. We know the offering was for 100 numbered pieces made in lacquered copper and plated silver (marked “CUIVRE” for copper but plated in silver), with an undetermined quantity of non-numbered pieces minted in bronze marked either “BR” or “BRONZE” to describe the metal. To my knowledge, lacquered silver-plated copper pieces were probably marked and sold in a period ranging from 1972 to 1977 and therefore these were marked with the year that

                                                           

7 Note that details regarding weight seem to be approximate and differ from other publications, but we can confirm that the silver fineness 

is 950/1000 and not 935/1000, and all silver pieces weigh 620 grams and not 608 grams as noted in the book.  8 Also, it is worth mentioning that the quantities described in this book might be different when compared to periodical reports.  9 Photo courtesy of the American Numismatic Society Library  10 "The Extraordinary Life of St. Eligius" by Doug Andrews, page 1711, The Numismatist, December 1994. 

 

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they were delivered to the buyers. This can be confirmed with the examples listed in my census, correlating higher numbers with later dates, the numbering punches used for this work changing according to the year. It is also interesting to note date placement on the edge: The silver and silver-plated copper issues of 1972, 1973 and 1975 show the date to the right of cornucopia (with CUIVRE in between, in the case of the copper issues), while the bronze and unplated copper pieces of 1973-1979 show the date to the left of the cornucopia.

Estimated census and production of known pieces11

YEAR

1972

1972 1972 

METAL

1 (“first  standard,”  0.950  silver) with gilt  details  1 (“first  standard,” 0.950  silver)  CUIVRE (copper  with silver  plating) 

NUMBER

WEIGHT

COMMENTS

EDGE

EE/XXV

620 gr.+/‐ 

Two currently  known,  one  presented  to  M.  Andre  de  Lattre,  Vice  Governor  of  the  Banque  du  France,  the  other  presented to M. Pierre Dehaye,  Director  of  the  Coins  and  Medals  Administration,  both  with XXV for number on edge  

I to XXV 

620 gr.+/‐ 

No gilding or EE 

(no photo available) 

26/100

520 gr.+/‐ 

Lowest edge number seen and  confirmed so far is 32 

(no photo available) 

1973

CUIVRE (copper  with silver  plating) 

44/100

520 gr.+/‐ 

Silver plating not noticeable on  edge due to wear 

1975

CUIVRE (copper  with silver  plating) 

73/100

520 gr.+/‐ 

1973

BR (bronze) 

n/a

520 gr.+/‐ 

1974

BRONZE (bronze) 

n/a

520 gr.+/‐ 

197612

BRONZE (bronze) 

n/a

520 gr.+/‐ 

1977

BRONZE (bronze) 

n/a

520 gr.+/‐ 

Possible 7/6 overdate 

1978

?

n/a

520 gr.+/‐ 

Unknown medals dated 1978 

1979

CUIVRE (copper  without silver  plating) 

n/a

520 gr.+/‐ 

1980

Base white metal 

n/a

500 gr.+/‐ 

Possibly one of the last pieces  that left the Monnaie de Paris,  based on the year and    "copper" mark, originally made  to be plated but never plated  or numbered.13  Without  visual  confirmation  of  the  edge  markings  I  found  the  sale  of  a  piece  in  white  metal  dated 1980 (could be an unofficial piece). 

                                                           

11 As noted before, all specimens have a scalloped edge and a diameter of 115 mm, with mintmark cornucopia (Paris).  12 Carlos Janson Collection 

13 Jorge Madonna Collection 

 

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` Sample obverses of the different types of medals known:   

 

 

Silver‐plated copper type  

Unplated copper type 

Bronze type 

Base white metal type 

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France

1155. France (Paris mint), large selectively gilt silver medal, 1972, Saint Eligius, EE/XXV, with original presentation case,

by Maurice Pouillard. 116 mm; 620 grams. A massive medal featuring Saint Eligius on one side and Clotaire’s golden throne on reverse (see accompanying article for explanation), with spectacular gilding next to attractively toned silver, the medal’s edge stamped with EE (for Exemplaire d’Editeur) and XXV (25) as from a special edition for presentation from the artist himself (within the 1963-87 medal series), officially limited to 25 copies per issue, although it is known (based on the silver drawn for the purpose from the mint) that no one medal was struck in more than eight to twelve pieces. Mint State, a large and impressive display with a great backstory relating to numismatists of all times. With original presentation box printed on top with “M. Andre de LATTRE / Sous-Gouverneur / de la Banque de France / Membre de la Commission de Controle / de la / Circulation Monetaire” (Mr. Andre de Lattre, vice governor of the Banque de France, member of the monetary control committee). Estimate: $1,000-up.  

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German States

1156. Prussia (German States), silver medal, beehive allegory, ca. 1756-1819, by Daniel Friedrich Loos. 30 mm; 9.56 grams

Designed by Daniel Friedrich Loos, with one side showing bees flying around a beehive inside legend SAMMLE WIE DIE BIENEN FUR DIE ZUKUNFT, the other side showing a double cornucopiae inside legend DANN IST WOHLERGEHN DEIN LOHN, the wording meaning something along the lines of “[if you] collect like bees for the future / then prosperity is your pay.� A student of Stieler, engraver Daniel Friedrich Loos (1735-1819) worked as a medallist in Magdeburg from 1756 to 1767 and as a royal court medallist in Berlin from 1768 to 1819. AU with light cleaned surfaces, some surface marks, bold high relief details. Estimate: $125-$200.

Great Britain

Admiral Vernon medals

1157. Great Britain, small copper-alloy Admiral Vernon

medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, ex-Adams. AC-PBv3C.

27 mm; 5.76 grams. Choice XF with full details and smooth, mark-free

surfaces, dark chocolate brown color all over, scarcer small size with misspelled Vernon as VARNON in the obverse legend. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1158. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal,

1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, ex-Adams.

AC-PBv13K. 40

mm; 15.77 grams. VF example on an especially large planchet with

thick, raised rims, patches of previous plating on surfaces (possibly gold), some scratches. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1159. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, ex-Adams. AC-PBv17N. 39 mm; 21.24 grams. AXF with bold details struck on a large, rimless planchet, a

few small contact marks and patchy dark brown / ochre color. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1160. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal,

1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, ex-Adams. AC-PBv22S. 37 mm; 15.31 grams. Choice XF with well-struck details and a few faint surface

marks, red-brown color with gold color (possibly previous gilding) in recessed areas. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1161. Great Britain, small copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, ex-Adams.

v38KK. 27 mm; 5.76 grams. AU

AC-PB-

with a weak strike on Vernon’s face but the rest of the medal remains especially detailed, some surface pitting on obverse, dark brown toning. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1164. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal,

1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and Brown, ex-Adams. AC-PBvb16Y.

40 mm; 16.54 grams. Nice VF, somewhat wavy planchet as made, dark

brown color all around, the first we have offered of this type. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1162. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and Brown, ex-Betts, ex-Adams.

AC-PBvb9Q. 38 mm; 11.96 grams. Fully detailed AU with only a few small planchet flaws here and there to note, light brown / tan toning with darker hues around rims and some coppery patches on the reverse, desirable provenance. Pedigreed to the Hedly Betts and John Adams collections. Estimate: $200-$300.

1165. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and Don Blass, ex-Adams. AC-PBvl2B. 37 mm; 14.11 grams. AU- with sharp design elements, some minor

surface pitting at 3 o’clock, dark brown color with gold toning around details. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1166. Great Britain, small-size copper-alloy Admiral Vernon 1163. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and Don Blass, ex-Adams.

1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and Brown, ex-Adams. AC-PBvb9R.

37 mm; 13.83 grams. Choice XF+, faint scratches in field between busts,

brown color with gold hues throughout, a scarce design we have not previously offered. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

AU- with dark brown tone all over, minor surface encrustation, notably the only small-size variety of the Vernon-Lezo series. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

AC-PBvl5D. 28 mm; 7.53 grams.

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1167. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello / Fort Chagre, ex-Adams. AC-FCv1A. 40 mm; 13.78 grams. Choice, fully detailed AU+ with a crisp strike on a prime

planchet, chocolate brown with spots of brass color, by far the best example we have offered of this type. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

1168. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal,

1739, Porto Bello / Fort Chagre, ex-Adams. AC-FCv5D. 40 mm;

15.00 grams. Nice AU with lacquered surfaces protecting an even olive

1170. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello / Havana, ex-Adams. AC-HAv1B. 37 mm;

11.65 grams. AU- with original brass color and luster, planchet flaw at center of reverse and some small carbon spots, scarce type with misspelled HAVANAI on obverse. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1171. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello / Havana, ex-Adams. AC-HAv1C. 38 mm; 14.62

tone throughout, minor planchet flaw on edge at 9 o’clock, a choice example for this scarce type. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

grams. AU- with sharp details, small spot of encrustation on obverse, dark brown throughout, scarce type and the first we have offered. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1169. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal,

1172. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal,

1739, Porto Bello / Fort Chagre, ex-Adams. AC-FCv13R. 37 mm;

1741, Cartagena, Vernon and Ogle, ex-Adams. AC-CAvo3D. 38

10.93 grams. Near-Mint State with original copper color and luster,

some surface porosity, attractive details (“best overall execution in the Fort Chagre series”, according to AC). Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

mm; 11.92 grams. AU with die stress lines (typical for this type), bold details and sharp edges, a few small spots of encrustation on reverse, chocolate brown color with brassy hues around design elements. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1173. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Cartagena, Vernon, Don Blass and Ogle, ex-Adams. Light-colored AU- with details a bit soft from a weak strike, scratch on reverse, nice example of a scarce type. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $250-$375. AC-CAvlo1B. 38 mm; 13.64 grams.

1176. Great Britain, copper medal, 1813, Duke of Wellington / Crossing the Pyrenes. 41 mm; 38.15 grams. Striking design of

lion (representing the English army) attacking an eagle (as Napoleon’s forces) during the Peninsular War; Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) was the commanding officer for the English forces as they pushed back the French army from Spain into France, eventually forcing Napoleon’s defeat and abdication. Mint State with faint cabinet rub on cheek, minor graffiti around bust, brown obverse with much darker reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

1174. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Cartagena, Vernon, Ogle and Wentworth, ex-Adams. AC-CAvow2B. 38 mm; 14.37 grams. Nice XF, some surface porosity, minor

old scratches on reverse, even milk chocolate brown color, scarce type originally purchased by the consignor from Richard Margolis in 1983. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1175. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal,

Duke of Argyle (ca. 1739), ex-Adams. AC-NLa1A. 37 mm; 12.13 grams. Mint State with well-struck details and smooth fields without

any problems, mostly dark brown with patches of original brass color and luster, the best example we have offered of this popular type depicting Satan leading Walpole into Hell. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1177. Great Britain (struck by Ralph Heaton & Sons in Birmingham), bronze medal, dated 1874, Enrique Cortes & Co Limited, NGC MS 64 Brown. 38 mm Obverse with bust of

Liberty at center, HEATON just below, ENRIQUE CORTES & Co LIMITED above and LONDON below, reverse with Heaton Mint building, RALPH HEATON AND SONS / COINERS above and TO THE BRITISH FRENCH / ITALIAN & OTHER / GOVERNMENTS and THE MINT BIRMINGHAM below, lettered edge reading DIOS LEI LIBERTAD. Enrique Cortes & Co Limited was a trading company that conducted business often in South America, particularly in Venezuela and Colombia. The medal draws upon that connection with the same Liberty bust as that found on the Heatonproduced Venezuelan 1 centavo of 1852 and the edge lettering the same as that found on Colombian coinage of the 1860s and 1870s. Brown color with hints of original red luster. NGC #3504368-013. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Mexico 1178. No lot. 1179. Mexico City, Mexico (Archbishop), silver proclamation

medal, Charles IV, 1789, inverted date, portraits of King Charles IV and Queen Maria Luisa. Grove-C21a; Herrera-166; Medina-194; Fonrob-

Obverse with bust of king within legend * CAROLO * IV * HISP * ET * IND * REG * MEX * PROCL * AN * / * 1789 *; reverse with bust of queen inside legend * LVDOV * REG * / * AUSPICE * / * ALF * ARCH * MEX *. Engraved by G.A. Gil. Cleaned VF with dull luster and untoned surfaces. Estimate: $125-$200.

ert-6404. 41 mm; 27.43 grams.

1180. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales-sized silver proclamation medal, Charles

IV, 1796, Marquis de Branciforte statue unveiling. Grove-C268; Fonrobert-6437. 33 mm; 12.92 grams. Obverse features busts Charles IV and Queen Maria Luisa with CARO-

LO.IV.ET.ALOISIAE.HISP.ET.IND.RR.AA. above and MARCH.DE.BRANCIFORTE. / NOV.HISP.PROREX.C.F.ET.D.MEX.AN.1796. below; reverse shows an equestrian statue on pedestal with legends reading MICH.LA.GRUA. / MARCH.DE. / BRANCIFORTE. / NOV.HISP. / PROREX.SUAE. / MEXICANABQUE. / FIDELIT. / H.M.P. flanking and CAROLO.IV.PIO.BENER. HIS.ET.IND.REGI. encircling, AN. 1796. in exergue. Engraved by G.A. Gil. AU with surface hairlines, faint gold toning all over. Estimate: $150-$225.

1181. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales-sized silver proclamation medal,

1822, Iturbide. Grove-9a; Fonobert-6539. 35 mm; 16.82 grams. AU with light friction on eagle’s breast, some surface hairlines, gold colored toning over bright mint luster. Estimate: $150-$225.

Papal States

1182. Papal States, bronze beggar’s medal, no date (ca. 1700s), John the Baptist, numbered 139, PCGS VF35 Brown, only

example in the PCGS census. 38 mm Medals like this one were issued to beggars and those in need of charity by Papal State officials to facilitate the giving of alms to those less fortunate and to provide for their protection when traveling. Obverse features a robed John the Baptist hold the lamb of God, both with halos, cross in background, legend above reads PARATE. VIA. DNI., with stamped 139 at 8 o’clock; reverse shows a mother breastfeeding a child with an infant to either side, one holding a cross and the other leaning on an anchor, legend above reading IN CHARITATE NON FICTA and CONCORDIA in exergue. Exceedingly rare, only four others known to the cataloger with one owned by the British Museum. PCGS #37805089. Estimate: $500-up.

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Peru 1183. Peru, gold star decoration with diamonds and wreath hanger, (1853), National Gratitude to the Codifiers of Peru, rare, Salbach Plate. 48mm, 30.60 grams. Raised

circular center with book of laws (enameled white) inside ring of fourteen diamonds inside another ring with wording GRATITUD A LOS CODIFICADORES DEL PERU (also enameled white) within sunburst of ten five-point rays with ten diamonds in between, all below a wreath hanger with raised flower in lighter gold in center, the back plain but engraved with elegant initials MTU, whose name we do not know but who was undoubtedly one of the congressmen being honored in 1853 (see pages 44-45 of ColecciĂłn de Leyes, Decretos y Ordenes Publicadas en El PerĂş, Vol. 4 [1861], by Juan Oviedo). This is a very impressive decoration, the diamonds apparently good quality and the gold a relatively high fineness (at least 18K), no doubt very expensive to produce in its time and a true jewel of Peruvian political history, also with desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Oscar Salbach collection (J. Schulman auction of 1911-12), plated in the catalog. Estimate: $5,000-up.

1184. Peru, silver medal, 1834, National Convention Reform, NGC AU 58, ex-Cotoca (stated on label).

Fonrobert-9044. 35 mm; 17.12 grams

Mottled warm toning some original mint luster, faint surface rubbing on high points for the grade. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-006. Estimate: $150-$220.

1185. Lima, Peru, large silver medal, 1870, Transandine Railroad (Arequipa to Puno). 51 mm; 72.51 grams. Obverse shows a

steam locomotive proceeding through the mountains and reverse shows a long inscription (listing the chief engineer, plus President Balta and various government ministers), commemorating the opening of the Transandine Railroad on January 29, 1870. AU with some rim-bruises, dark rainbow toning over subdued luster. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

1186. Lima, Peru, silver medal, 1878, Lima Tramways, NGC MS

64, ex-Cotoca Collection (stated on label). Rulau-LIM-130. 24.98 grams.

Obverse with tram carriage on track at center, TRAMWAYS / DE LIMA with florettes dividing; reverse with INAUGURACION in raised text with decorations around it, 24 DE MARZO DE 1878 above with decoration below. Dark rainbow toning over somewhat lustrous fields, boldly struck. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-005. Estimate: $300-$450.

Russia 1187. Russia, white-metal medal, dated 1703, Peter I (the Great) capture of Nienshanc, NGC MS 62, finest and only known example in NGC census.

Diakov-17.6. 48 mm. High relief bust of Peter I on obverse with his name and titles above; reverse features an armored soldier holding a lance and a key over a map of the Nienshanc fortress, legends above and in exergue. Bright white medal with minor contact marks. In a large NGC slab. NGC #5709499-002. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1188. Russia, large whitemetal medal, dated 1761, death of Elizabeth I, NGC MS 62, finest and only known example in NGC census. Diakov-107.1. 60 mm.

Obverse displays an ultra-high relief bust of Elizabeth I with her name and titles in the legend above; reverse with her spirit ascending into heaven, two crying infants below to right, shield bearing the mark of her successor, Peter III, to left, legends both above and in exergue. Lustrous piece with minor contact marks for the grade. In a large NGC slab. NGC #5709499-001. Estimate: $600-$900.

South Africa

1189. South Africa, bronze medal, dated 1901, Boer War Concentration Camps, NGC MS 67 Brown. Hern-208. 33 mm. Obverse with two mounted knights

and two foot-soldiers fighting, with legend reading 1568 – 1648 . DE . SPANJAARDE . IN . DE . VER . PROVINCIEN encircling, outer legend reads HET . IS . BETER . TE . STRIJDEN . VOOR . HET . VADERLAND; reverse with a burning Boer farmhouse at center, inner legend says . . . 1899 - 1901 . . . DE . ENGELSHEN . IN . ZUID . AFRIKA and outer legend states . . DAN . DOOR . EEN . GEVEINSDE . VREDE . TE . WORDER . BEDROGEN; plain edge. Sharply struck high relief design and an even chocolate brown color throughout, tied with just one other for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #4739223-015. Estimate: $275-$400.

Spain

1190. Spain, large silver proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1812, Constitution. 55 mm; 73.15 grams. Obverse with bust of

Ferdinand at center and legend · FERN · VII · POR LA G · DE DIOS Y LA CONST · DE LA MON · REY DE LAS ESPANAS encircling; reverse features a personification of Spain, wearing a Corinthian helmet and holding a spear opposite from America, wearing a headdress and holding a bow, with symbolic items below and an open book at center above two hemispheres reading CONSTI/TUCI/ON / POLITI/CA - DE LA. MONAR/QUIA / ESPAÑO/LA; in exergue, PROMULGADA EN CADIZ / A 19 DE MARZO DE / 1812; plain edge. AU with light rub on high points and light surface hairlines, dark rainbow toning all over. Pedigreed to the Hoehn sale #53 of December 2006, lot 770 and the CNG auction of October 2015, with original lot-tag #2369. Estimate: $350-$500.

1191. Cádiz, Spain, silver proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1816, mar-

riage of Ferdinand and Maria Isabel. 35 mm; 17.69 grams. Obverse with busts of Ferdinand and Maria Isabel, REG FERDINANDVS ET ELISABET AVGVSTI CATHOLICI encircling, reverse shows a robed figure holding back two leaping lions between the pillars of Hercules, SVPER MVROS TVOS CONSTITVI CVSTODES ISAI 62 above and HISTAN ET LVSITAN FOEDVS / PERPET AVGVSTO CON / NVBIO GADIEVS / MDCCCXVI in exergue. Boldly struck AU with sharp details and rims, muted luster, lightly cleaned and now retoning over. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Turks and Caicos

1192. Turks and Caicos Islands, silver restrike (1971) of the British Phipps medal of 1687 commemorating the salvage of

the Concepción (sunk 1641). 55 mm; 102.42 grams; the case about 4-1/2” square. Bright UNC with prooflike luster and deep rainbow toning

throughout (with a 3D “sunrise” effect on reverse), some wispy hairlines in fields, original hallmark 0224 on edge. This is an exact replica of the famous medal issued in 1687 to commemorate the salvage of the Spanish wreck Concepción (1641) by New Englander William Phipps, this restrike scarce in its own right due to large-scale silver melting in the 1970s. Popular opinion is that the Turks & Caicos struck this medal to stake their claim on the wreck, which is nearby, but in the end the Dominican Republic had the gunboats to enforce their own claim instead. Housed in original clamshell box with certificate #0224 dated June 1, 1971. Estimate: $150-$225.

Uruguay 1193. Uruguay (struck in Santiago, Chile), proof 5 new pesos, no date (1975), Revolutionary Movement 150th Anniversary, PF 66 Ultra Cameo, finest known in NGC census. KM-65b. 32 mm. Technically a coin but medal-like

design, brightly lustrous and scarce with a mintage of just 1,000 coins. Estimate:

$1,500-$2,250.

Venezuela 1194. Venezuela (struck in Hamburg, Germany, by Karl

Goetz), large copper medal, Juan Vicente Gomez, 1929. 60

mm; 58.43 grams. Obverse features uniformed bust of Juan Gomez with the legends BENEMERITO GENERAL JUAN V GOMEZ and PAZ Y TRABAJO above, reverse with Venezuela’s coat of arms, DICIEMBRE 19 / 1909 - 1929 above and HAMBURGO below with K. GOETZ in small text at bottom, plain edge with BAYER. HAUPTMUNZ AMT incuse. Mint State with some cabinet friction and minor contact marks on high points, even brown color. Estimate: $400-$600. (reduced)

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Ancient Coins Ancient Greek Attica

Calabria

1195. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm “owl,” ca. 440-404

BC, NGC Ch AU, strike 4/5, surface 3/5. SNG Copenhagen 31-40; Kroll 8. 17.17 grams. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, olive sprig and crescent above, all within shallow incuse. Wellcentered, well-detailed example of a popular issue, a few small areas of corrosion in the original die not affecting beauty. NGC #4529253-003. Estimate: $600-$900.

1198. Calabria, Tarentum, AR nomos, ca. 280 BC, “boy on dolphin.” Vlasto 677; HN Italy 958. 7.70 grams. Naked horseman crown-

ing horse on which he sits, standing right, SA beneath horse / Taras, holding kantharos, riding left on dolphin. Fine with well-centered boy on dolphin. Estimate: $350-$500.

1199. Calabria, Tarentum, AR didrachm “boy on dolphin,” ca. 281-240 BC, NGC VF. Vlasto 867; HN Italy 998. Naked horseman 1196. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, ca. 440-404 BC, owl,

NGC Ch AU, strike 4/5, surface 4/5. SNG Copenhagen 31-40; Kroll 8.

17.16 grams. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, olive sprig and crescent above, all within shallow incuse. Rather large crack on obverse, but full featured and attractive. Estimate: $400-$600.

crowning horse on which he sits, standing right, SA beneath horse / Taras, holding kantharos and trident, riding left on dolphin. NGC 4284407-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

Corinth

1200. Corinth, Corinthia, AR stater, ca. 250 BC, pegasus.

Pegasi 403; Ravel 1041. 8.64 grams. Pegasos flying left / Helmeted head of Athena left, wreath behind. Toning, centering and detail make this a choice coin. Estimate: $350-$500.

1197. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, 2nd-1st centuries BC, new style owl (ca. 136/5 BC?), NGC AU, strike 5/5, surface 4/5. Cf. Thompson-319. 16.86 grams. Helmeted head of Athena right /

Island of Lesbos

Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora, Nike in quadriga to right with AP below. Nicely centered and problem-free. NGC #4374128010. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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1201. Island of Lesbos, Mytilene, EL hecte, ca. 377-326 BC, NGC Ch XF, strike 3/5, surface 4/5. Bodenstedt-95; HGC-6, 1021. 2.55

grams. Laureate head of Apollo (or Dionysos) right / Draped female bust right, with hair in bun, all within linear square. Good detail albeit somewhat off-center. NGC #4684165-012. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Kingdom of Macedon

Seleucid Kingdom

1202. Kingdom of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander III (the Great), ca. 336-323 BC, early posthumous issue, Amphipolis mint, struck under Antipater, 323-317 BC, encapsulated NGC XF, strike 5/5, surface 4/5. Price 121. 17.21 grams.

1206. Seleucid Kingdom, AR tetradrachm, Demetrius II, first reign, 146-138 BC, NGC Ch VF, strike 4/5, surface 5/5.

Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter. Beautiful old toning highlighting well-struck details. NGC #3760306-001. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

SC 1959.1c; HGC 9, 970. 14.03 grams. Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on prow left, palm frond over far shoulder, to left, club surmounted by Tyre monogram, to right, date above monogram. Light toning with good details, especially on reverse. NGC #2411843003. Estimate: $250-$375.

1203. Kingdom of

Ma c e d o n , A R t e t radrachm, Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BC), Babylon mint, struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I ca. 323-318/7 BC, NGC Ch VF / strike 4/5, surface 2/5. Price

P181. 16.99 grams. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress

/ Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter. Some porosity, off-center reverse, and traces of brownish sedimentation. NGC #4629644-017. Estimate: $200-$300.

Lucania

1207. Seleucid Kingdom, AR tetradrachm, Antiochus VII,

138-129 BC, posthumous issue of the Kingdom of Cappadocia, NGC Ch AU, strike 5/5, surface 4/5. SNG Israel-1872.

16.55 grams. Diademed head of Antiochus VII right / Helmeted, draped

Athena standing left holding spear and extending Nike, monograms before and behind. Rainbow toning on portrait and silvery reverse, all well centered and attractive. NGC #2079971-010. Estimate: $250-$375.

1208. Seleucid Kingdom,

Tyre, AR 1/2 shekel (didrachm), Demetrius II (2nd reign, 129-125 BC), dated 185 SE (127 BC). Cf. SC 1963.

1204. Lucania, Metapontum, AR stater, ca. 330-280 BC, NGC AU, strike 4/5, surface 2/5. Johnston D3.6; HN Italy 1618. 7.11

6.50 grams. Diademed and draped bust right of Demetrios II / Eagle

wreathed with grain / META, barley ear with leaf on left, wing above. Well centered with lovely toning amid some corrosion on edges. NGC #207971-012. Estimate: $400-$600.

Thessaly

grams. Head of Demeter right, wearing triple pendant earring, hair

standing left on beak of galley, club (Tyre mintmark) and date in field. Very fine with deep toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

Pamphylia 1209. Thessaly, Larissa, AR drachm, 4th century BC, NGC

AU, strike 4/5, surface 4/5, fine style. BCD Thessaly II 317–9; HGC 4, 454. 6.02 grams. Head of nymph Larissa facing three-quarters left, wear-

1205. Pamphylia, Aspendus, AR stater, 4th-3rd centuries BC, NGC Ch VF, strike 4/5, surface 5/5. SNG von Aulock 4557; SNG

Two wrestlers grappling, KI between / Slinger striding to right, pulling sling taut over head, triskeles right. Gorgeous rainbow toning all over. NGC #4164192-002. Estimate: $350-$500.

ing ampyx, earring and necklace / Horse crouching right, preparing to roll, lettering above and in exergue. A stellar example full of detail and silvery toning. NGC #3988788-009. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

France 104. 10.97 grams.

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Ancient Roman

1217. Roman Republic, AR

denarius, Appius Claudius Pulcher, T. Manlius Mancius, and Q. Urbinius. 111-110 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 299/1b; Sydenham 570a;

Roman Republic

1210. Roman Republic, AR denarius, L. Saufeius, 152 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 204/1; Sydenham 384; Saufeia 1. 3.77 grams. Helmeted head of Roma right;

X (mark of value) to left / Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins and whip; L SAV below and ROMA in exergue. VF with staining to left of head, both sides well centered. Estimate: $125-$200.

1211. Roman Republic, AR de-

narius, L. Julius Denarius, 141 BC. Crawford 224/1; Sydenham 443. 4.13

1218. Roman Republic, AR denarius, P. Porcius Laeca, ca. 110-109 BC, Rome mint. Crawford

301/1; RSC Porcia 4. 3.95 grams. Helmeted

head of Roma right; X below chin / Figure in military dress left, with right hand raised; figure in toga to left, attendant with rods to right; PROVOCO in exergue. VF with clear legends. Estimate: $175-$250.

grams. Helmeted head of Roma right,

XVI behind / Dioscuri galloping right, L IVLI below, ROMA in exergue. Lightly toned VF. Estimate: $125-$200.

1219. Roman Republic, AR de-

1212. Roman Republic, AR

narius, L. Thorius Balbus, 105 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 316/1;

denarius, P. Maenius Antiaticus M.f., 132 BC, Rome mint. Crawford

Sydenham 598; RSC Thoria 1. 3.70 grams.

249/1; Sydenham 492; Maenia 7. 3.89 grams.

Helmeted head of Roma right; mark of value to left / Victory driving quadriga right, holding goad, reins, and wreath; P MAE (ANT) below horses. Nicely centered and toned XF. Estimate: $150-$225.

1213. Roman Republic, AR denarius, M. Vargunteius, 130 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 257/1; Sydenham

Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat-skin headdress; I S M R behind / Bull charging right; R above, L THORIVS below, BALBVS in exergue. VF with dark toning and silvery high spots. Estimate: $200-$300.

1220. Roman Republic, AR denarius, D. Silanus L.f, 91 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 337/2f; Sydenham 645c; Junia 17. 3.94 grams. Diademed head

507; Vargunteia 1. 4.00 grams. Helmeted

head of Roma right; MVARG to left, mark of value below chin / Jupiter driving triumphal quadriga right, holding palm frond and thunderbolt; ROMA in exergue. Lightly toned XF. Estimate: $175-$250.

1214. Roman Republic, AR

of Salus right, SALVS and P below, all within torque / Victory driving galloping biga right, holding palm frond and reins, wing below. XF with light toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

1221. Roman Republic, AR de-

narius, Q. Titius, 90 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 341/1; Sydenham 691; Titia

denarius, T. Cloelius, 128 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 260/1; cf. Sydenham

Helmeted head of Roma right; wreath to left / Victory driving rearing biga right, holding reins; stalk of grain below; T CLOVLI in exergue. XF with silver toning. Estimate: $125-$200. 516; cf. Cloulia 1. 3.93 grams.

1215. Roman Republic, AR de-

narius, M. Fannius C.f., 123 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 275/1; Sydenham

1. 3.60 grams. Bearded head of Mutinus Titinus right, wearing winged diadem, lock of hair falling down neck / Pegasus springing right on tablet inscribed Q TITI. Estimate: $150-$225.

1222. Roman Republic, AR denarius, C. Vibius C.f. Pansa, 90 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 342/5b; Sydenham 684; Vibia 2. 3.77 grams. Laureate

419; Fannia 1. 3.87 grams. Helmeted head of

Roma right; X (mark of value) below chin / Victory driving galloping quadriga right, holding reins and wreath; M FAN L CRT in exergue. Very lightly toned VF. Estimate: $125-$200.

1216. Roman Republic, AR de-

narius, M. Cipius M.f., 115-114 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 289/1; Sydenham 546;

Cipia 1. 3.93 grams. Helmeted head of Roma

Mallia 2. 3.92 grams. Helmeted head of Roma right; quadrangular device to left / Victory driving triga right, T MAL AP CL Q VR in exergue. VF+ with area of dark toning on reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

head of Apollo right; palm frond below chin; PANSA left / Minerva driving galloping quadriga right, holding trophy, reins, and spear; C VIBIVS C F in exergue. XF with lovely iridescent toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

1223. Roman Republic, AR denarius, L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus, 89 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 344/1a,

Sydenham 698, RSC Tituria 1. 3.83 grams.

right; M C IPI M F to right; X (mark of value) to left / Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins and palm frond; rudder below; ROMA in exergue. Silvery VF and well centered. Estimate: $125-$200.

Bareheaded, bearded head of King Tatius right; SABIN downward to left, TA monogram to right / Abduction of the Sabine Women: two soldiers, facing each other, each carrying off a Sabine woman in his arms; L TITVRI in exergue. Lovely head of Tatius, XF. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1224. Roman Republic, AR denarius, L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus, 89 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 344/2c; Syden-

ham 699a; Tituria 5. 3.72 grams. Bareheaded, bearded head of King Tatius right; palm frond below chin; SABIN downward to left, A PV downward to right / Tarpeia facing, buried to her waist in shields, with raised hands she tries to thrust off two soldiers who are about to cast their shields at her; star in crescent above; L TITVRI in exergue. Beautiful bust of Tatius, XF with reverse slightly off center. Estimate: $175-$250.

1225. Roman Republic, AR de-

narius, L. Procilius, 80 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 379/1; Sydenham 771;

Procilia 1. 3.95 grams. Laureate head of Jupiter right / Juno Sospita advancing right, hurling spear and holding shield decorated with thunderbolt; serpent to right; L PROCILI F left. XF with beautiful toning on obverse, some darkened areas on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

1226. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Man. Acilius Glabrio, 49 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 442/1a;

1229. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Marc Antony and Oc-

tavian, 41 BC, moneyer M. Barbatius Pollio, Ephesus mint, NGC Ch XF, strike 5/5, surface 3/5. Crawford 517/2; Sydenham

1181; RSC 8a. 3.77 grams. Bare head of Mark Antony right / Bare head of Octavian right, with slight beard. Lightly toned and lustrous, slight reverse die shift. NGC #4372839-012. Estimate: $1,250-$3,000.

1230. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Marc Antony (d. 30 BC), Legion III, 32-31 BC, NGC AU, strike 4/5, surface 4/5. Crawford 544/15; RSC 28. 3.46 grams. Praetorian galley right / Aquila between two signa, LEG III across lower field. Overall beautiful detail and well centered. NGC #2078038-006. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

RSC Acilia 8. 3.88 grams. Laureate head of Salus right; SALVTIS upwards behind / Salus standing left, leaning against column and holding serpent; MN ACILIVS behind, III VIR VALETV before. XF with nice toning and detail on obverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

Roman Empire

1231. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Augustus, 27 BC-14 1227. Roman Empire, AV aureus, Marcus Aurelius, 161-180

AD, struck under Antoninus Pius, 158-159 AD, Rome mint, NGC Ch F, strike 5/5, surface 5/5. RIC III 477a (Pius); Calicรณ 1966;

BMCRE 959 note. 7.11 grams. AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, bare head right / TR POT XIII COS II, Apollo standing facing, head left, holding patera in right hand, and lyre in left. Somewhat low relief but problem-free. NGC #4373469-001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

AD, Spanish mint, ca. 19-18 BC, NGC Ch AU, strike 4/5, surface 4/5. RIC I 38a. 3.77 grams. Head right, wearing oak wreath /

Comet with eight rays and tail, DIVVS above (not visible), IVLIVS below. Less common design with lettering above and below comet. NGC #4530810-006. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

1232. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14, Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. RIC I 207;

CAESAR AVGVSTVS-DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, Laureate head right / AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Caius and Lucius Caesars standing facing, two shields and two spears between them; above, on left, simpulum right, and on right, lituus left. Toned VF with dark metal in crevices on reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

Lyon 82; RSC 43. 3.72 grams.

1228. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Julius Caesar (d. 44 BC),

ca. 49-48 BC, military mint traveling with Caesar, NGC Ch AU, strike 4/5, surface 5/5. Crawford 443/1; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49. 3.91 grams. Elephant advancing right, trampling on horned serpent /

Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex. Complete CAESAR legend, struck slightly off center, deeply toned. NGC #4684165-002. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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1233. Roman Empire, AR de-

narius, Vespasian, 69-70 AD, Rome mint. RSC 226; BMC 35. 2.88 grams. IMP

CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / Captive Jewess seated right, hands tied before, trophy of captured arms behind, IVDAEA in exergue. VF with clear lettering, staining here and there. Estimate: $250-$375.

1234. Roman Empire, AR denarius,

1240. Roman Empire, AE sestertius, Maximinus I ‘Thrax’,

IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate head right / S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Dacian captive, in attitude of mourning, seated to right on hexagonal shield with Dacian rhomphaia (curved sword) below. Well-toned XF. Estimate: $200-$300.

MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus I ‘Thrax’ right / PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and scepter. XF with much verdigris and large flan crack. Estimate: $175-$250.

late 236/7 AD, Rome mint. RIC 81; BMC 148-52; Banti 12. 23.47 grams.

Trajan, 103-111 AD, Rome mint. RIC 219; BMCRE 175; RSC 529. 3.20 grams.

1235. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Hadrian, 117-138 AD, “travel series” issue, Rome mint, struck ca. 134-138 AD, NGC VF. RIC II 299; RSC

140. Bare head right / AFRICA, Africa reclining left, wearing elephant-skin headdress, holding scorpion and cornucopia; basket of fruit and grain ears to left. Lovely toned head of Hadrian. NGC 4284407-001. Estimate: $175-$250.

1236. Roman Republic, AR

denarius, Caracalla, 196-198 AD, Rome mint. RIC 130a; RSC 97;

ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right / INDVLGENTIA AVGG, IN CARTH below, Dea Caelestis riding lion springing right, holding thunderbolt & scepter. XF with a flan crack. Estimate: $200-$300.

BMC 280. 3.48 grams.

1241. Roman Empire, AE sestertius, Gordian III, 238-244 AD, Rome mint, 1st officina, 1st emission, 238 AD. RIC IV 254a; Banti 31. 20.76 grams. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG; laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding signum and scepter. Well-toned VF. Estimate: $150-$225.

1237. Roman Empire, AE de-

narius, Septimius Severus, 200 AD, Laodicea mint. RIC 511a; RSC

L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MA-X, laureate head right / P MAX TR P VIII COS II P P, Fides standing left, holding plate of fruit in right hand, grain ears in left. Lightly toned XF. Estimate: $150-$225.

455a. 3.94 grams.

1238. Roman Empire, AR denari-

us, Caracalla, 210-213 AD, Rome mint. RIC 227; RSC 529. 2.69 grams.

1242. Roman Empire, AE sestertius, Otacilia Severa (Au-

gusta, 244-249). RIC IV 209a (Philip I). 14.73 grams. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed and draped bust right / PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia seated left, drawing veil from her face and holding a sceptre. VF with some scratches and flan crack but overall lovely toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right / PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM, Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and sceptre. Nicely struck XF. Estimate: $150-$225.

1239. Roman Republic, AR de-

narius, Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, 193-217 AD, Rome mint, struck under Caracalla, 211-215 AD. RIC IV 390 (Caracalla); RSC

230. 3.40 grams. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG,

1243. Roman Empire, AE maiorina, Julian II, 361-363

draped bust right / VESTA, Vesta seated left on stool, holding sceptre and simpulum. Well-struck XF with light toning and small flan crack. Estimate: $150-$225.

AD, Constantinopolis. RIC 162; LRBC 2058. 8.27 grams. D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above; CONSPB in exergue. XF with lovely patina. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Eastern Roman Empire

1244. Eastern Roman Empire, AV solidus, Theodosius II, 402-450

AD, Constantinople mint, NGC MS, strike 5/5, surface 4/5.

RIC

DN THEODOSI-VS PF AVG, bust almost facing / IMP XXXXII COS XVII P P , in exergue COMOB, Constantinopolis enthroned. Well centered with fine detail. NGC #4684162-003. Estimate: $600-$900.

324. 4.46 grams.

Byzantine Empire

1245. Byzantine Empire, AV solidus, Justin II, 565-578 AD, Con-

stantinople mint, NGC AU / clipped. DOC 4h; MIBE 5; SB 345. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, beardless, and holding globe surmounted by Victory and shield / Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, head right, holding spear and globus cruciger. Somewhat doubled on reverse. NGC #2400235007. Estimate: $300-$450.

1246. Byzantine Empire, AV solidus, Constantine VII and Romanus II, ca. 945-963 AD, NGC AU, strike 5/5, surface 4/5. DOC 15;

Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator / Crowned facing busts of Constantine VII, wearing loros, and Romanus II, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross between them. Light reddish encrustation on reverse. NGC #4282726-015. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Fueg 15.C.1; SB 1751. 4.38 grams.

1247. Byzantine Empire, AV histamenon nomisma, Michael VII,

1071-78 AD, Constantinople mint. Sear 1869. 4.38 grams. Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne / Facing bust of Michael, holding labarum and globus cruciger. Very fine condition. Estimate: $400-$600.

1248. Byzantine Empire, AV/EL histamenon nomisma, Michael

VII, 1071-78 AD, NGC (no grade). Sear 1869. Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne / Facing bust of Michael, holding labarum and globus cruciger. Extremely fine, bright and lustrous. NGC #4374452-052. Estimate: $400-$600.

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U.S. Coins Gold

1249. USA (Philadelphia mint), $20 coronet Liberty double eagle, 1861, NGC AU 55. Popular date as the first year of the Civil

War, a time where gold coins circulated briefly before being hoarded (see the next five lots for smaller denomination gold from the same year). Lustrous, bright yellow piece with rose toning in recessed areas of Liberty’s bust, numerous bagmarks as is typical for the type with very light surface friction for the grade. In older NGC slab. NGC #1650414-002. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1250. USA (Philadelphia mint), $10 coronet Liberty eagle, 1861, six-fold bun type, NGC AU 58. Choice example of a common date in an uncommonly high grade of AU and with better eye appeal than other AU 58 pieces. Well-struck with sharp details throughout, stars on obverse particularly defined as opposed to the mushiness found on weaker strikes, minor die cracks and die clashing on reverse, some surface abrasions as is usual, bright gold color with hints of rose toning around elements and significant mint luster all over. In older NGC slab. NGC #1776502-004. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1252. USA (Philadelphia mint), $3 Indian Princess, 1861,

NGC AU 53. The 1861 $3 had a paltry mintage of 5,959 coins, mak-

ing collectible examples today very tough to find in any grade. Still, it retains popularity as an “odd” denomination meant for purchasing sheets of 3 cent stamps at the time. Light circulation on raised points and minor surface marks, some mint luster and reddish-gold toning highlights around legends and other design elements. In older NGC slab. NGC #1715069-006. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

1253. USA (Philadelphia mint), $2-1/2 coronet Liberty

quarter eagle, 1861, new reverse, NGC MS 61. Smooth surfaces with faint marks and a rich gold color with pink hues around eagle, strong die clash evidence on both sides. In older NGC slab. NGC #1706305-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

1254. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Indian Princess, 1861, Type 3, NGC MS 63. Smooth, flashy surfaces with patches of

orange-gold toning, sharp design elements (particularly the obverse legend). In older NGC slab. NGC #567208-012. Estimate: $500-$750.

1251. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 coronet Liberty half eagle, 1861, NGC AU 55. Pale rose gold color and subdued luster

with patch of darker yellow tone on obverse, typical surface marks and light circulation seen on raised elements. In older NGC slab. NGC #390166-014. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Silver

Dollars

1258. USA (Philadelphia mint), Peace dollar, 1926, PCGS MS66. Smooth surfaces, brilliant luster (much more so on the reverse) and mostly white with speckles of reddish toning around rims. PCGS #38494462. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1255. USA, trade dollar, 1878 San Francisco obverse matched with Philadelphia reverse, made into a locket (“box dollar”). 22.47 grams. Expertly crafted “box dollar” made from the

pairing of an 1878-S obverse and a Philadelphia reverse. Surfaces are polished and worn with some tooling marks on reverse, burnished circular interior pattern and sturdy, freshly oiled hinge. Box dollars were popular souvenirs on sale at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Estimate: $200-$300.

Minor Denominations

1259. USA (Philadelphia mint), 50 cents draped bust, 1807, NGC VF details / graffiti. Circulated yet retaining good bust and eagle details, some surface marks and light scratches, mottled dark multicolored toning all over. NGC #5708575-003. Estimate: $300-$450.

1256. USA (Philadelphia mint), Morgan dollar, 1883, PCGS

MS66. Lustrous, bright white surfaces with some light orange toning on reverse, struck using a rusty obverse die (common for 1883 Morgans). PCGS #38494459. Estimate: $250-$375.

1260. USA (Philadelphia mint), 50 cents capped bust, 1812, NGC AU 53. Good strike, light wear on high points, dark gunmetal toning over subdued luster, popular date that corresponds to the War of 1812. NGC #5708575-004. Estimate: $400-$600.

1257. USA (Philadelphia mint), Morgan dollar, 1886, PCGS MS66. Satin smooth, untoned surfaces with full cartwheel

luster, choice example for the grade. PCGS #38494460. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1265. USA (Denver mint), quarter dollar Washington, 1935-

D, PCGS MS64. White, satiny surfaces with cartwheel luster, some

1261. USA (Philadelphia mint), 50 cents, 1824, NGC AU spots of reddish toning. PCGS #38494466. Estimate: $250-$375. 53. Well-struck with defined bust details, slight rub on raised elements, mottled dark toning all over. NGC #5708575-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

Copper and Copper-Nickel

1266. USA (Philadelphia mint), Indian Head cent, 1894,

1262. USA (Philadelphia mint), 50 cents, 1828, square base

2, large 8s, large letters, NGC AU 53. Bold strike with minor circulation on high points, mottled olive and gray toning throughout over some mint luster. NGC #5708575-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

PCGS MS65 RB. Smooth surfaces with more red than brown color, some purple and blue toning in centers, a better example than the grade suggests. With ANACS photo certificate #F-2771-A. PCGS #38494468. Estimate: $400-$600.

Medals

1263. USA (Philadelphia mint), 50 cents, 1834, small date,

small letters, NGC AU 55. Lightly circulated piece retaining some bright luster, gold toned centers with red hues around rims. NGC #5708575-002. Estimate: $250-$375.

1264. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar Walking Liberty, 1939, PCGS MS67. Nicely struck with defined skirt lines, smooth and lustrous surfaces, mostly untoned with speckles of rainbow toning. PCGS #38494464. Estimate: $300-$450.

1267. USA, aluminum medal (“so-called dollar”), 1893,

World’s Fair / Electrical Building / Aluminum, NGC MS 63 Prooflike. HK-161A. 37 mm Obverse with WORLD’S COLUM-

BIAN EXPOSITION above fair’s Electrical Building in high relief, ELECTRICAL BUILDING below; reverse with MALLEABLE / TASTELESS, SONOROUS, / DUCTILE / UNTARNISHABLE. above ALUMINUM in fancy lettering on banner, CUBIC FOOT OF GOLD, 1204 LBS. / ,, ,, ALUMINUM, 179 ,, / THIS MEDAL / IS PURE. below, CHILDS CHICAGO in small text at bottom; plain edge. From a series of souvenir medals sold at the fair that promoted the use of aluminum, a metal that was just entering public use through developments in mass production in the 1880s. Lustrous, mirror fields with a few light contact marks for the grade. NGC #4739225-002. Estimate: $175-$250.

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1268. USA (struck in New Jersey by Whitehead-Hoag), large bronze medal, Panama Canal celebration, dated 1913, Ala-

bama Senator John Tyler Morgan, NGC MS 61 Brown. 51 mm Obverse with JOHN TYLER MORGAN US SENATOR FROM ALABAMA above his bust; reverse with PANAMA CANAL OPENING CELEBRATION / MOBILE, OCT. 27-29, 1913 around map of the southeastern US, Mexico, and Central America with a route leading from Alabama through the canal and into Pacific Ocean, laurel branch and panel reading ALABAMA DID IT nearby; lettered edge with WHITEHEAD HOAG. Very rare medal promoting the importance of Alabama and its Senator’s work in the development of an Atlantic-Pacific canal (though Morgan suggested it be made in Nicaragua). NGC #4441529-002. Estimate: $350-$500.

1269. USA (struck by L.G. Balfour & Co), 18 karat gold medal, 1969, Apollo 11, 27.94 grams, NGC MS 66. 35 mm; 27.94

grams Obverse with astronaut holding the American flag while on the moon’s surface with Apollo lunar lander in background, Earth peeking over the horizon with scattered stars in the field, FIRST LUNAR LANDING above and JULY 20 1969 at center; reverse with Earth and the Moon with Apollo’s gravitational slingshot maneuver outlined, APOLLO 11 and “THAT’S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND.” at center, MICHAEL COLLINS, EDWIN ALDRIN, and NEIL ARMSTRONG around edge; plain edge with 750 hallmark at 9 o’clock. Ultra-high relief medal with an eye-catching 3D effect to its design, bright gold color with significant luster all over. L.G. Balfour Co. produced commemorative medals for NASA’s space program personnel and aerospace contractors. While other examples of this medal in gold are known, they have a weight of around 18.15 grams and were struck on 10-karat planchets. This medal is the only one known to us with a larger diameter and a higher weight and gold content. Likewise, there are subtle design differences from any others we’ve seen: more stars with significant definition along with different Earth and lunar surfaces on the obverse, the reverse with different lettering and a more defined lunar surface. The reason for these design differences is unknown, but it’s clear that this example is unlike any others seen prior. NGC #4747805-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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U.S. Paper Money Colonial

1270. Pennsylvania, 30 shillings, July 20, 1775, plate A,

serial 6591, PCGS AU 53 PPQ, ex-Newman. PA-179. At the top of the signatures is Sharp Delany (c. 1739-1799), a supporter of American independence, colonel in command of the 2nd Pennsylvania Militia during the war, federal tax collector and considered to be the founding father of the US Coast Guard. Boldly printed with vivid ink and excellent paper quality plus a desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Eric P. Newman collection. PCGS #80611488. Estimate: $250-$375.

1271. Pennsylvania, 2 shillings, Oct. 1, 1773, serial 28806, PCGS VF 30.

Well printed with good color and penned signatures. PCGS #80792858. Estimate: $125-$200. PA-164.

1273. New Jersey, 6 shillings, March 25, 1776, plate B, serial

20435, PCGS XF 40. NJ-178. Same series and signatures as prior lot

but denominated to six shillings. Another expertly printed note by Isaac Collins with large leaf vignette on reverse just below the popular phrase “To counterfeit is Death.” PCGS #80792841. Estimate: $150-$225.

1274. North Carolina, $25, May 15, 1779, serial 1108,

PCGS XF 45. NC-186b. Popular type with “American Fortitude Dis-

played” motto and denominated to 25 “Spanish milled DOLLARS.” PCGS notes stains, small edge tears and minor damage but the text and vignettes remain quite bold. PCGS #80817145. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1272. New Jersey, 12 shillings, March 25, 1776, plate B,

serial 24728, PCGS XF 40. NJ-179. Vivid red and black ink colors on this note with large, uneven margins, clear penned signatures of Robert Smith, Jonathan Deare, and John Smyth, and a large inverted NEW JERSEY watermark. Popular type dated to the year of American independence. PCGS #80792844. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Obsolete

1275. Baton Rouge, Confederate States, State of Louisiana, $1, 24-2-1862, series A, serial 14677. Cr-3. Popular type note printed on the partial backs of a $2 and $3 from the defunct Commercial and Agricultural Bank of Texas. Uncirculated example with some ink burn at serial number, unevenly cut right margin as made. Estimate: $150-$225.

Mormon

1276. Salt Lake City, Utah, Bishop’s General Storehouse, 10 cents of meat, April 1st, 1898, serial 11037, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ. Rust-260. Bright red note with text and cancellation stamp on obverse and a vignette of the Salt Lake Temple on the reverse. One of four finest known in the PMG census. PMG #1194747-024. Estimate: $150-$225.

Military Payment

1277. New York, USA (issued in Buenos Aires, Argentina), USS Cincinnati, $10, Dec. 31, 1897, serial 252284, paid to F.L. Sandoz, PMG VF 30. Rare example of an issued Navy paycheck, made out on Dec. 31, 1897 while the USS Cincinnati was docked

in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Obverse of the check features a vignette of Admiral David Farragut alongside the check’s text; a purple U.S.S. CINCINNATI stamp is at the top. The check is for $10 written out by paymaster R.T. Mason Ball and made payable to F.L. (Fritz Louis) Sandoz (1872-1947), a US Naval Academy graduate (Class of 1894) and, by late 1897, an ensign assigned to the USS Cincinnati. He rose through the ranks and retired from the Navy by 1910 as a Lieutenant Commander. He continued to be active on the Navy General Board into World War I and promoted “rapid building of aeroplanes, dirigibles and balloons” at the beginning of the US involvement in the war, a rather forward-thinking idea at the time. On the reverse of the check is a penned endorsement from Sandoz for the check amount to be paid to the Jack Cycle Company of Philadelphia, Pa. PMG #1886487-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Federal Reserve (large size)

Federal Reserve (small size)

1278. USA (Washington, D.C.), Federal Reserve Bank of 1279. USA (Washington, D.C.), Federal Reserve Note, $100, Dallas, $10, series of 1914, serial K7091136A, PMG Fine 12. Fr-945. Examples of this Friedberg number from the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank are very scarce, this being one of just 36 examples listed in the census. Light soiling and minor stains for the grade, vignettes quite bold. Pedigreed to the Rickey collection (stated on label). PMG #1005237-255. Estimate: $125-$200.

series 1950A, serial L02806696A, PCGS Choice New 63PPQ.

Fr-2158-L. Bold

embossing seen on this $100 that’s quite tough in uncirculated grades. PCGS #80149424. Estimate: $125-$200.

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World Paper Money Argentina 1280. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Banco de Buenos Ayres, 1 peso remainder, no date (1827-29), plate position H. SCWPM-S238r. Very popular note with the busts of Simón Bolívar and George Washington on the obverse. XF note with some handling evidence around the edges, rather poorly cut with uneven margins, nice original paper quality and color throughout. Estimate: $300-$450.

1281. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Banco Hipotecario de la Pro-

vincia de Buenos Aires, 100 pesos, 14-7-1891, serial 07548.

Scarcely seen note in VF with some pinholes to left of center, quite colorful with good inking. Estimate: $200-$300.

SCWPM-S621.

1282. Lot of three San Juan, Argentina, Provincia de San Juan, specimens dated 1-7-1909: 10 pesos, PMG AU 55; 5 pesos, PMG AU 50; 1 peso, PMG AU 50. SCWPM-S2178s, S2177s,

S2175s. Two POCs, red CREDITO PUBLICO RENOVACION over-

print, and G. KRAFT MUESTRA perforation on each note. Extremely rare set of three specimen notes by Guillermo Kraft of Buenos Aires for the province of San Juan. All three notes are the only examples listed in the PMG census. The 10 pesos features the bust of Guillermo Rawson, a native of San Juan and Argentina’s interior minister from 1862 to 1868, while the two lower denominations have the seal of San Juan on the obverse. The reverse designs have various vignettes of women on them. Nice, original ink colors on slightly toned paper, the PMG label mentions retained chads on all three, minor rust on the 5 pesos, and rust on the 1 peso. PMG #1886486-004, 005, and 006. Estimate: $1,500-$3,000.

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Bahamas

1283. Bahamas, Bahamas Government, 4 shillings, no date (1963), Elizabeth II, series A/6, serial 747139, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ. SCWPM-13d. Boldly embossed and strikingly colored note with sailing ship vignette at left and bust of Queen Elizabeth to right; at the higher end of those seen at PMG. PMG #8047098-024. Estimate: $250-$375.

Belize

1284. Belize, Government of Belize, 1 dollar, 1-1-1974, se-

rial A/1 106881, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ. SCWPM-33a. Vibrant coloring and exceptional embossing seen on this nice original note. PMG #1521362-003. Estimate: $150-$225.

Colombia

Banco Nacional

1285. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 50 centavos remainder, 1-9-1886, serial 87761, overprint on front, ex-ABNCo. SCWPM-S667; CHPM-140.2. One POC. Uncirculated re-

mainder cut from a sheet originally held by the American Bank Note Company for use as specimens. Tougher type with the Banco’s seal overprint on the obverse. Pedigreed to the American Banknote Company archives and subsequent sale in 1990 as lot 773. Also pedigreed to the Eldorado collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

1286. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 100 pesos, 1-3-

1888, series A, serial 15351, radar serial number, PMG Choice Fine 15. SCWPM-218, CHPM-170. Highest denomination

issued for this series, PMG label notes minor edge and internal damage and minor rust but the note overall retains good ink colors and bold vignettes as produced by the ABNCo. PMG #1623111-013. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1287. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 50 pesos, 4-3-1895,

series A, serial 07543. SCWPM-238; CHPM-190. From a popular series

of Colombian notes featuring the bust of Simón Bolívar, found on this note on the left opposite a seated woman vignette. Pressed Fine/VF with two pinholes noted in upper corners, rather bold printing with good ink colors. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1290. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 50 pesos, 30-91900, series C, serial 03266. SCWPM-279; CHPM-342. Two POCs,

PAID perforation. An understandably crude note printed by the Litografía Nacional during the Thousand Days’ War. Fine+ with two paper pulls on reverse, rare with a PAID perforation. Estimate: $150-$225.

Banco Prendario 1288. Lot of eighteen Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 1 pesos, 4-3-1895, complete series letter set. SCWPM-234a; CHPM186. Assembled complete set of each series letter, based on the Greek alphabet, issued by the Banco Nacional for the 1895 series of peso notes. Grades average between Fine and VF, some notes with stains or pinholes but no major problems. Estimate: $350-$500.

1291. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Prendario, 10 pesos, 1-61884, series C, serial 1802, PMG AU 55. SCWPM-S790; CHPM-

Extremely rare issued note from this private bank and one of just two in the PMG census with the other being the PMG UNC 63 / previously mounted example that sold in the Eldorado sale. Boldly inked uniface note with trivial handling and no counter signature on reverse, PMG notes stains lightened though not in any way to disturb the paper surface or design elements. PMG #8065590-003. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

9247.

1289. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 10 pesos, 30-10-

1899 overprint on Bogotá, Colombia, Banco de la Union, 10 pesos, 1-1-1883, series B, serial 1488. SCWPM-S667; CHPM-7186.1. Provisional issue with Banco Nacional overprint on reverse, both the host note and overprint are quite bold and well-printed. F/VF with some pinholes and minor stain, difficult to find without a diamond or hole punch cancellation. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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1292. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Prendario, 1 peso, 1881,

series A, serial 00855, PMG Choice UNC 64 EPQ. SCWPM-

S788a; CHPM-9245. Far ahead of both the PMG AU 53 / previously mounted issued note and the PMG UNC 63 / previously mounted remainder that appeared in the Eldorado sale (those being the only two other notes for this type in the PMG census). Vibrant blue protectors and bold black design, excellent original paper quality, choice ink signatures (both issuance and counter signature), great centering with good margins. PMG #8065590-001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Pagaré del Tesoro

1293. Bogotá, Colombia, Pagaré del Tesoro, 25 pesos, 1-21905, serial 032911 / 000230, PMG AU 55. SCWPM-297D;

Scarce note and the only denomination issued by this entity. Bright red protector of Colombia’s coat of arms on obverse along with a dog’s head vignette. Usually encountered with some circulation; this note shows minor handling and light stains for the grade. The PMG label notes an ink stamp in the form of an oval CREDITO PUBLICO registration stamp on the reverse. PMG #8065590-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

CHPM-3340.

República de Colombia 1294. Bogotá, Colombia, República de Colombia, 100

pesos, April 1904, serial 5200178, PMG VF 25. SCWPM-315,

Popular design printed by Waterlow & Sons with a statue of Bolívar at left and ornate text and bordering, view of Plaza de Bolívar on reverse. A scarcer type in VF and higher, this piece has typical circulation handling and light soiling but still possesses strong eye appeal with good centering and color. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection. PMG #8044271-010. Estimate: $500-$750.

CHPM-2681.

1295. Bogotá, Colombia, República de Colombia, 10 pesos, 1904, serial 0927812. SCWPM-312; CHPM-2678. VF with nice, original paper quality. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Banco López

Banco de la República

1296. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco López, 5 pesos, 1-5-1919

overprint on Banco del Ruiz, 5 pesos, 1919, serial A16431.

SCWPM-S575b; CHPM-8654. Fine with some stains and small edge pieces

missing, two punch holes at left to denote years 1920 and 1921, rare type without a PAID roulette perforation cancellation in the center. Estimate: $300-$450.

1297. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco de la República, 5 pesos oro, 1927, series M, serial 1687540, PMG AU 55. SCWPM-376.

This type circulated quite often, leaving very few in as high of a grade as this one. The PMG census shows none in Uncirculated grades, one in AU 55 EPQ, and just two in AU 55. Excellent ink colors and good embossing visible. PMG #1534451-015. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1298. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco de la República, 1/2 peso, no date (1942) Group 1 over-

print on Banco de la República 1 peso, series R. SCWPM-397a. The lack of smaller denomination coinage in circulation within Colombia during the 1940s led to the issuance of this provisional half peso overprinted by the Litografía Nacional. The serial number on the host note denotes this was among the first group of provisional notes issued in 1942. Fine example with no problems, bold overprint on this popular Colombian type note. Estimate: $250-$375.

1299. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco de la República, 10 pesos oro, 1-1-1953, series N, serial 14651325, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ, ex-Eldorado. SCWPM-400a. Striking colors and very de-

fined embossing seen on this high-grade note. PMG #8050674-007. Estimate: $125-$200.

Estado de Cauca 1300. Popayán, Colombia, Banco del Estado, 1 peso, 292-1900 overprint on Cali, Colombia, Banco del Cauca, 1 peso, no date (1880s), series A, serial 97048, PMG VG 10 net / punch hole cancelled, tape repairs, only example in PMG census. SCWPM-S471; CHPM-8020. Scarce type with this being the only example graded by PMG. Though several more are known outside of that census, they are quite circulated as well. Overprint is faded yet still legible as is the host note’s design. PMG #8043637-011. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Costa Rica

1301. Popayán, Colombia, Banco del Estado, 20 centavos,

23-2-1900, series E, serial 611629, PMG XF 40 net / previously mounted, small tears, annotation, only example in PMG census. SCWPM-S492; CHPM-8063. Two POCs. Small denomina-

tion, locally printed note for circulating during the Thousand Days’ War. Bold ink throughout including the pink serial number and the purple Banco stamp on the reverse. Very rare type note with almost no appearances on the market. PMG #8043638-004. Estimate: $600-$900.

1304. San José, Costa Rica, Banco Central de Costa Rica,

1000 colones, 4-4-1974, series A, serial 393860, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ. SCWPM-226c. Highest denomination for this series of notes. Strongly embossed and fully deserving of the EPQ designation. PMG #8058749-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

Estado de Santander

1302. Socorro, Colombia, Estado de Santander, 1 peso, 294-1880, series 1, serial 2513. SCWPM-S204; CHPM-11600. VF with some areas of ink burn / erosion and a few pinholes, paper retains some crispness, very tough Colombian note that was not seen in the Eldorado sales. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1305. San José, Costa Rica, Banco Central de Costa Rica, 20 colones, 7-12-1960, series A, serial 3120267, PMG Choice UNC 65 EPQ. SCWPM-222c. Well-centered note with lively color and an issuance date that’s hardly ever seen. PMG #8058749-011. Estimate: $400-$600.

Vicente B. Villa e Hijos

1303. Medellín, Colombia, Vicente B. Villa e Hijos, 5 pesos, 1306. San José, Costa Rica, Banco Central de Costa Rica, 20 1-2-1895, series B, serial 05596. SCWPM-S922a; CHPM-15381. Rare

example of an issued note from this private company. Pressed Fine with some repairs to edges and reattachment of the bottom left section, faded ink signatures and date though the note design itself remains quite bold. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

colones, 7-12-1960, series A, serial 3120268, PMG Choice UNC 65 EPQ. SCWPM-222c. Consecutive serial from the prior lot with the same quality printing, good centering and a scarce issuance date. PMG #8058749-012. Estimate: $400-$600.

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El Salvador

1307. San JosĂŠ, Costa Rica, Banco Central de Costa Rica, 10 colones, 29-5-1967, series B, serial 3325567, PMG Choice UNC 64 EPQ. SCWPM-229. Forceful blue ink over multicolored underprint on this nice Costa Rican type note. PMG #8058753-011. Estimate: $150-$225.

1310. San Salvador, El Salvador, Banco Central de Reserva,

10 colones, 31-8-1934, series A, serial 017845, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ. SCWPM-78. With black validation stamp dated 2-7-

Dominican Republic

1935. Attractive Salvadoran note produced by the ABNCo. with strong embossing, quite desirable in such a high grade. Acquired from Kay Phillipsen (San Salvador) ca. 1977. PMG #8063863-004. Estimate: $250-$375.

1308. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Banco Nacional de Santo Domingo, 1 peso remainder, no date (1889), series C, serial 306455. SCWPM-S131r; Rudman-170. AU with crisp

paper, two small edge marks in right margin, vibrant ink on lightly toned paper. Estimate: $125-$200.

Egypt 1311. San Salvador, El Salvador, Banco Central de Reserva, 10 colones, 17-3-1954, series ZA, serial 0301137, PMG Gem UNG 65 EPQ. SCWPM-88. With black validation stamp

dated 18-11-1955. Choice example with original paper and color, bust of Christopher Columbus on the reverse. PMG #8063863-005. Estimate: $250-$375.

1309. Cairo, Egypt, Egyptian Government, 10 piastres, 1940, serial D222751, PCGS About New 50.

SCWPM-167a.

Popular type with Trajan’s Kiosk as the central vignette. Bold ink coloring with only a minor central fold and light stains as evidence of circulation. PCGS #8073690. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Falkland Islands

1312. Falkland Islands, Government of the Falkland Islands,

1 pound, 3-3-1915, serial B05682, PMG Fine 12, rare. SC-

WPM-A3. Extremely rare issued example of the earliest Falkland Islands currency while under British administration. Only a few issued notes have survived, this being one of just two examples listed on the PMG census. The date stamped on the note, March 3, 1915, is not listed in the Standard Catalog. Though well circulated with mounting evidence as noted on the PMG label, this series of notes was the main form of currency on the islands and thus traded extensively. PMG #1886485001. Estimate: $4,000-up.

France

French Antilles

1313. Paris, France, Banque de France, 5000 francs, 28-3-

1946, serial H.1959 953, PCGS XF 40. SCWPM-103c. Popular “Allegory of France” design showcasing the various races and cultures represented across France and her territories at the time. Lightly circulated with minor stains and pinholes. PCGS #59044732. Estimate: $150-$225.

1315. French Antilles, République Française, 5 francs,

no date (1964), serial K.1 18867, PMG Choice UNC 64.

SCWPM-7b. Colorful note produced for use in the French Antilles with the names of the territories in the margins. Boldly embossed with excellent ink color, a few light stains to note. PMG #1886486-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

1314. Paris, France, Banque de France, 100 francs, 13-3-

1941, serial E. 19852 848, PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ. Ornate note with good paper quality and ink color, Cathedral of Notre Dame seen in the background on the obverse. PCGS #80576750. Estimate: $150-$225.

SCWPM-94.

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Great Britain

1316. London, Great Britain, Bank of England, counterfeit

20 pounds, 20-7-1936, block 52/M, serial 85729, Operational Bernhard counterfeit, PMG AU 50. SCWPM-337Ba; Schwan-

Boling-183. A counterfeit note produced by Polish and Jewish prisoners held by the Nazis in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. Prisoners produced notes in quantity and went so far as to handle and dirty them to simulate circulation. Toward the end of the war, the Nazis dumped the notes into lakes and rivers where some were recovered by Allied forces. Bright white example with bold inking, the PMG label mentions paper maker’s notch (an element from the printing process) and pinholes. PMG #5080152-034. Estimate: $200-$300.

Greece

1317. Athens, Greece, Bank of Greece, 25 drachmai specimen, no date (1897-1900), PMG VF 30, rare, only known example in PMG census. SCWPM-44s. Twenty-two POCs, blue Waterlow & Sons specimen stamp. Obverse with full figured Athena vignette accompanied by an Athenian owl and other symbolic items, ancient ruins in background to left and modern steamship to right, bust of Georgios Stavros to right of center, arms of King George I at right, all printed on vibrant red-orange and yellow underprint (as opposed to the blue and red found on issued examples). Reverse with intricate design, sculpture bust at center, and bank title and denomination in French. An exceedingly rare type in any form with only a handful known to have survived, much less in this high of a grade with this being the only example listed in the PMG census. Unlike two other specimen examples that have appeared on the market in the past decade, this note does not have the three vertical SPECIMEN overprint on the obverse. Excellent original ink colors with good paper quality overall, blue oval ink stamp with RUNCIMAN & Co., two stars, and BUENOS AIRES in it on the reverse in upper left corner. PMG #1886486-003. Estimate: $2,500-up.

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Mexico 1318. Durango, Mexico, 500 pesos remainder, no date

(1914), series A, serial 3830, PMG Choice VF 35.

Frampton-

Highest denomination printed for this popular banco yet never issued and only found as remainders, specimens, and proofs. Bold design and color with light circulation evidence. PMG #1745578-049. Estimate: $150-$225. M339r; SCWPM-S278r.

1319. Iguala, Mexico, Banco de Guerrero, 50 pesos, 15-1-

1914, series A, serial 09199, PMG XF 40 EPQ, finest known in PMG census. Frampton-M364b; SCWPM-S301b. Very scarce high denomination note with just two listed in the PMG census, the present example and a VF 25. Lightly circulated with great color and paper quality. PMG #2509485-002. Estimate: $350-$500.

1320. Mexico City, Mexico, Banco Nacional, 50 pesos, 1-31911, series N, serial 235576, PCGS XF 40 PPQ. FramptonM301d; SCWPM-S260d. Striking arrangement with two women’s vignettes

on obverse and a large church on reverse, modestly circulated with good margins and color. PCGS #80119644. Estimate: $125-$200.

1321. Monterey, Mexico, Banco de Nuevo León, 10 pesos specimen, no date (1895-1913), PMG Choice UNC 63 EPQ.

Frampton-M435s; SCWPM-S361s. Two POCs, red SPECIMEN overprint,

purple SEP 28 1912 printer’s stamp. Intricately designed ABNCo. note with bright red reverse vignette. PMG #2509484-001. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Puerto Rico

Rhodesia

1323. Salisbury, Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1 pound, 12-2-

1960, serial X/37 091516, PMG VF 30. SCWPM-21a. Vibrant ink colors and nice margins seen on this rather tough Rhodesian note. PMG #1819851-046. Estimate: $200-$300.

Scotland

1322. Puerto Rico, National Treasury, 25 pesos promissory

note, 1813. About 8-1/4” x 12-3/4” A large, uniface fiscal document printed in black with black-ink stamps and signatures, numbered 55 at top, declaring the promise to pay “Don Francisco Puig y Gibert” 25 pesos in provisional money one year from the date of May 4, 1813, with interest at an annual rate of 6% (basically a 19th-century promissory note or certificate of deposit), signed by Treasurer Juan Patino and Accountant José Bacener and “OK’d” (V.o B.o) by [Alejandro] Ramírez. Rare and important as effectively the first currency of Puerto Rico (issued while Ferdinand VII was still king of Spain). Estimate: $300-$450.

1324. Edinburgh, Scotland, National Bank of Scotland Lim-

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red Waterlow & Sons specimen stamp. Unlisted date in the Standard Catalog. Colorful and intricately designed large note with great original ink, a small internal tear is located in the upper left denominator, the label mentions pinholes and an ink stamp. The stamp, found on the reverse, is a blue oval with RUNCIMAN & Co., two stars, and BUENOS AIRES in it. PMG #1886486-007. Estimate: $250-$375.

ited, 1 pound specimen, 11-11-1889, PMG VF 30, rare, finest and only example in the PMG census. SCWPM-244s. Four POCs,

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Venezuela

1325. Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Mercantil y Agrícola, 100 bolívares specimen, no date (1929), PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ. SCWPM-S233s. Two POCs. Beautifully designed specimen note

produced by the ABNCo, no finer examples listed in the PMG census. PMG #5001983-007. Estimate: $350-$500.

1326. Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 500 bolívares, 23-7-1953, serial B980382, PMG VF 20. SCWPM-37b. Highest denomination issued for this series. Evenly circulated with bold ink colors. PMG #1523629-015. Estimate: $200-$300.

1327. Lot of 73 Venezuela specimen notes, Banco Central,

various denominations, 1973-2014. Large grouping of choice

uncirculated specimens with numerous series, varieties and overprints represented from the 1970s to the mid-2010s, no duplicates. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Gold Cobs

Mexico City, Mexico

1330. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1713, no assayer (Arce), ex-1715 Fleet, mounted cross-side out in 14K bezel with shackle bail. 9.73 grams total. Off-center cross with bold full 171

1328. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, ex-1715

and left side of 3 of date, well-centered and nearly full shield, UNC details with bits of black encrustation in crevices. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

31.21 grams total. Choice coin with 100% bold and full date and oMJ,

Seville, Spain

Fleet, mounted cross-side out in 18K bezel with shackle bail.

plus well-detailed full shield and cross-and-tressure, plus nearly full crown, AU details for grade. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

1329. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, Philip V, assayer

not visible (style of 1711-13), ex-1715 Fleet, mounted crossside out in 14K men’s ring (size 11). 23.42 grams total. About 30% off-center cross, the nearly full shield left open underneath, AU for grade. From the 1715 Fleet, with Fisher photo-certificate #42932HH. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1331. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D with open right side below mintmark S to left, mounted in 18K bezel with shackle bail and ten cabochon emeralds. 21.53 grams total. Broad-flan XF for grade, with choice full cross and shield, bold full mintmark-assayer, sturdy mounting with emeralds on both sides of coin and bail. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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Lima Silver Cobs Pillars-and-Waves

1332. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic 1335. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1707H, mounted cross-side

D below mintmark S to left, mounted cross-side out in 14K bezel. 18.55 grams total. Choice full cross-and-tressure, full and well-

detailed but off-center shield (XF details), flat and thin bezel with narrow prongs (one next to an edge-crack), thin and loose bail at top. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

out in twisted-wire silver bezel with gold prongs and bail with sapphire. 6.23 grams total. Choice coin (AXF details, nicely

toned) with three dates, full but off-center cross, broad (flat) prongs. With photo-certificate, the coin pedigreed to our Auction #19 (lot #754). Estimate: $125-$200.

1333. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo (cut down to 1/2E size),

Philip IV, assayer not visible, mounted cross-side up in 18K gold ladies’ ring, size 5. 5.24 grams total. Full but off-center cross and shield, XF details, in simple mount with four broad (flat) prongs. With photo-certificate, the coin pedigreed to our Auction #18 (lot #83, mis-attributed to Philip III). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Mexico Silver Cobs

1336. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1710H, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with ship’s-helm embellishment. 10.96

grams total. Very broad flan with good full cross and pillars (VF details,

nicely toned), simple mounting with wheel-shaped embellishment partially wrapped around edge. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

Shield Type

Potosí Silver Cobs Shield Type

1334. Pair of Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1R, Philip II, assayers not visible, mounted in 18K earrings with diamonds.

21.65 grams total. Choice full crosses (nicely matched but one slightly

off-center) with nice toning (VF details) in perfectly round, two-tier bezels with diamonds (one missing) in the four points of the compass, post-and-bail mount on back of each. Estimate: $500-$750.

1337. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (ca. 1629), ex-Panama hoard, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 36.22 grams total.

Heavy, sturdy bezel, the coin with full shield and cross with orange sediment in crevices (AVF details). From the ca.-1629 “Panama Hoard.” Estimate: $250-$375.

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Shipwreck Coins

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida 1342. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer

not visible, Grade 3, ex-Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in twisted-wire silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and bail with sapphire. 12.91 grams total. Moderately corroded surfaces

but with full shield and cross, full and bold denomination 4, the prongs broad and “three-fingered” in design. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher certificate #202490. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

1338. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (style of 1629T, denomination 8, heavy-dot borders), ex-Panama hoard, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold conquistador embellishment, prongs and shackle bail. 38.67 grams total. Choice full cross-lions-castles and

well-detailed full shield (XF details), with dark-orange sediment in crevices, heavy and sturdy bezel. From the ca.-1629 “Panama Hoard.” Estimate: $250-$375.

Pillars-and-Waves

1339. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1

real, 1656E, mounted cross-side out in 14K bezel. 3.87 grams total.

Cute oval flan with full cross and full POTOSI in legend, two dates (Fine details with nice toning), simple bezel. Estimate: $125-$200.

1343. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617M, Grade 1, exAtocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in 18K bezel. 32.46 grams total. Bold full date straddling a natural edge-crack outside a

choice full cross-lions-castles, choice full shield on other side (no corrosion), nicely toned, interesting mount with bezel behind the coin but with scallop-like prongs wrapped to front of coin. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher certificate #155481 and Fisher replacement photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,250-$2,500.

1340. Potosí, Bolivia, cob

1 real, 1693VR, mounted cross-side out in 14K bezel.

3.59 grams total. Choice full cross and pillars-and-waves with deep, contrasting toning (Fine details), simple bezel. Estimate: $125$200.

1341. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1697, mounted in 18K gold bezel. 3.83 grams total. Choice

coin with full cross-lions-castles and monogram and date on a slightly teardrop-shaped flan mounted with point at top (cross slightly off-axis), VF details, heavy prongs for the size. With photo-certificate, the coin pedigreed to our Auction #20 (lot #1990). Estimate: $125-$200.

1344. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R,

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Grade 1, ex-Atocha (1622), mounted shield-side out in 14K gold-wire bezel. 30.33 grams total. Broad flan with full cross and

shield, minimal corrosion, simple (and loose) mounting. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher certificate #162360 (tag missing). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1345. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 4, ex-Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in rustic 14K gold bezel with anchor ornament at bottom and shackle bail. 21.21 grams total. Heavily corroded coin but with

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador

some shield and cross visible, simple flat prongs. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #99A56866. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $300-$450.

1348. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)49O, ex-Capitana (1654),

mounted cross-side out in 14K rose-gold bezel with large bail. 38.57 grams total. Broad-flan coin with choice full countermark in the very middle of a

1346. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, as-

full but somewhat flat cross, full shield on other side, light surface corrosion with contrasting toning, heavy but simple bezel with massive bail to accommodate a large chain. From the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $350-$500.

sayer B (1st period), Grade 1, ex-Atocha (1622), mounted shield-side out in 14K pendant with seven diamonds on prongs and bail, including 17” 14K chain. 28.59 grams total. Choice, broad-flan

coin with well-detailed full shield and cross, brightly polished but no corrosion, wide-flat bezel, the chain made of oval figure-eight links. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher tag and certificate #94A-0846, plus April 2005 appraisal certificate for total of $4,356. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1347. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales fragment, Philip III, assayer not visible, ex-Atocha (1622), mounted in rusted 14K bezel. 2.84 grams total. Neat

mounting (vertical) with just one castle in evidence on the coin itself, the other side corroded. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #94A-5567. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $150-$225.

1349. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, ex-Capitana, mounted cross-

side out in 14K rose-gold bezel with very large bail. 39.01 grams total. Choice coin with zero corrosion and nice toning, edge-crack, parts of three dates, full but doubled pillars and cross, heavy but simple bezel with massive bail to accommodate a large chain. From the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $350-$500.

Unidentified ca.-1795 wreck off the northern coast of South America

1350. Pair of cufflinks made from two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, 1739M and 1749q, ex-unidentified ca.-1795 wreck, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold. 14.05 grams total. Solid, uncorroded coins with nearly full crosses and deep toning (dates

visible within full pillars on other sides), sturdy mounts with decorative channels in prongs. From an unidentified ca.-1795 wreck off the northern coast of South America, with photocertificate, the coins pedigreed to our Auction #13 (lots #898 and 900). Estimate: $250-$375.

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Ancient Coins Ancient Greek

1354. Calabria, Tarentum, AR nomos, ca. 280 BC, “boy on dolphin,” mounted dolphin-side out in twisted-wire silver bezel with five 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 14.36 grams

total. Nude youth on horse walking right, raising his right arm to crown

1351. Akarnania, Thyrrheium, AR stater, ca. 350-330 BC, the horse’s head / Nude Taras astride dolphin left, holding tripod in

“pegasus,” aligned axis, mounted in 14K bezel. 12.10 grams total. Pegasos flying left / Helmeted head of Athena left, earring with pendants behind. Bold, deeply toned and well centered VF in a sturdy standard mount, medallic alignment a plus. Estimate: $400-$600.

extended right hand, resting his left on the dolphin. VG, nicely toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1355. Calabria, Tarentum, AR nomos, 272-235 BC, “boy

on dolphin,” mounted dolphin-side out in 14K bezel. 12.90

1352. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, 454-404 BC, mount-

grams total. Nude youth on horse walking right, raising his right arm to crown the horse’s head / Nude Taras astride dolphin left, holding a bunch of grapes in extended right hand, resting his left on the dolphin. Well struck images, VF overall. Estimate: $500-$750.

of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing, spread tail feathers within incuse square. Showy and very silvery VF in attractive heavy rope bezel. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1356. Euboia, Histiaia, AR tetrobol, 300-200 BC, mounted in 14K white-gold ladies’ ring, size 6. 5.66 grams total.

ed owl-side out in twisted-wire silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and bail with emerald. 22.91 grams total. Helmeted head

Wreathed head of the nymph Histiaia right / Nymph seated right on stern of galley. Light and dainty yellow-gold setting complimenting silvery coin. Estimate: $300-$450.

1353. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, 454-404 BC, mount-

ed owl-side out in twisted-wire silver bezel with five 14K gold prongs and bail with diamond. 23.18 grams total. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing, spread tail feathers within incuse square. Deeply incuse owl in heavy rope bezel, deep banker’s mark in upper left, VF condition. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1357. Kingdom of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander III

(the Great), 336-323 BC, aligned axis, mounted head-side out in twisted-wire silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and bail with emerald. 23.92 grams total. Head of Herakles right, wearing

lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left. Typically heavy denomination with sturdy rope bezel, lovely iridescent toning. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Italian States / Venice

1358. Kingdom of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Philip III,

1363. Venice (Italian States), gold zecchino, Ludovico Manin

323-317 BC, mounted head-side out in 14K bezel. 23.60 grams total. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress /

(1789-97), mounted Christ-side out in 18K bezel. 7.45 grams total. Fully detailed AU- (features slightly crude), well presented in a

Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left. Beautifully mounted and very attractive, well-detailed head. Estimate: $600-$900.

sturdy mounting. Estimate: $400-$600.

Mexico

1359. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III

(the Great), 336-323 BC, mounted head-side out in 14K bezel. 5.45 grams total. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin

headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left. Cute little aligned-axis coin in lightweight bezel, VG and well toned. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $175-$250.

1360. Sicily, Kamarina, AE tetras, ca. 420-410 BC, mounted owl-side out in 18K gold bezel.

6.72 grams total. Head of Gorgon /

Owl standing left, grasping lizard, three dots below. VF coin with aligned axes in somewhat ornate bezel. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

World Coins(silver unless otherwise noted) 1364. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1771FM, mounted pillars-side out in twisted-wire silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 37.55 grams

total. XF details with light toning, a large and imposing piece overall. Estimate: $250-$375.

South Africa

Cuba

1361. Cuba, gold 10 pesos, 1915, mounted in 18K gold pin with rubies around perimeter. 28.36 grams total. Heavily polished

XF coin in the center of a resplendent display of perfectly matched rubies with twisted-wire gold for outer ring (1-3/4” in total diameter), very impressive. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Italian States / Genoa

1362. Genoa (Italian States), AR

denaro, “crusader coin,” 11391339 AD, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel. 2.15 grams total. Bold full inner details (cross and castle), just a little off-center, lightly toned XF, simple mount. Estimate: $175-$250.

1365. South Africa, gold krugerrand, 1976, mounted in standard (removable) 18K bezel. 35.43 grams total. Matte-UNC coin with luster, no visible damage. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Spain

1366. Segovia, Spain, milled gold 1 escudo, 1608, mounted

cross-side out in 18K men’s ring, size 11. 15.24 grams total. Choice (and scarce) coin in AU- grade with full cross and clear date, the shield side completely covered in a simple, featureless mount. With certificate. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1369. Madrid, Spain, bust gold 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1789MF, mounted in 14K gold bezel with sapphire at top of bail. 11.66 grams total. F/VF coin in extra-deep, plain, round bezel with broad, flat prongs. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

1367. Madrid, Spain, bust gold 1 escudo, Charles III, 1787DV, mounted in twisted-wire 18K gold bezel. 5.13 grams

total. VF coin, no problems, in a dainty mount. With photo-certificate.

Estimate: $200-$300.

1368. Madrid, Spain, bust gold 1/2 escudo, Charles III,

1786DV, mounted in twisted-wire 18K gold bezel with shackle bail. 2.86 grams total. Bold XF coin in a dainty mount with

broad prongs and oversized bail for large chain. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1370. Seville, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Philip V,

1721J, mounted in twisted-wire 14K bezel with shackle bail.

9.19 grams total. AXF coin with typically sharp details, lightly toned

(also slightly off-center), thin bezel with sufficient bail for a large chain. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Shipwreck Artifacts “Tumbaga wreck,” sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island

1371. Iron barshot, professionally conserved, ex-“Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528). 2585 grams, 13-1/2” long, 2-1/2” in diameter. Early

form of barshot with the puck-like ends somewhat octagonal and with the square-shank connector bar protruding out each end, very solid and well-preserved, the only one of its kind we know of from this important wreck, matte-black coating all over. White lettering with “1528 Tumbaga Wreck Gr. Bah.” on one side of bar. From the “Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528), with photo-certificate signed by Herbert Humphreys, Jr. Pedigreed to our Auction #8, lot 2408. Estimate: $1,000-up.

Spanish Armada (1588) in the North Sea between the Netherlands and England 1372. Massive stone cannonball, ex-Spanish Armada (1588). 53-1/4 lbs, 10” in diameter. Heavy and solid sphere of chalky white rock full of pitting and cracks but intact. Found in the North Sea between the Netherlands and England as from the 1588 Spanish Armada, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

1373. Gold chain, 9 inches, 7.8 grams, ex-Atocha (1622), 1374. Twisted-gold link from a money chain, ex-Atocha with modern clasp for bracelet. 9” long, links 1/8” diameter. Dainty

and light chain comprised of smooth oval links, easily worn by a man or woman. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #51485-4. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

(1622). 1.51 grams. Open-ended intact spiral-twist link, part of a

broken larger chain which was popular in its time for use as tax-free money, since jewelry was exempt from the heavy tax that applied to coins and ingots. From the Atocha (1622), with original plastic tag and Fisher photo-certificate #1525. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

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1377. High-quality natural emerald, 1.07 carats, grade 1C, ex-Atocha (1622). Roughly 1/2” x 1/4”. Small, deep green cylindrical crystal

with whitish sediment covering parts of the outside From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher plastic tag and photo-certificate #97A-61294, plus appraisal and letter. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1378. High-quality natural emerald, 1.44

1375. Very large natural emerald, 24.34 carats, ex-Atocha (1622). Roughly 3/4” x 5/8”. Massive cylindrical medium-green beryl,

the largest we’ve ever offered from this wreck, some medium-gray sedimentation on one side. From the Atocha (1622), with original plastic tag and Fisher photo-certificate #1089. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

carats, grade 1C, ex-Atocha (1622). Roughly 1/2” x 1/4”. Very attractive deep green, opaque nugget with

a dusting of sedimentation on one side. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher plastic tag and photo-certificate #97A-61292, plus appraisal and letter. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1379. High-quality natural emerald, 2.92 carats, ex-Atocha (1622). Roughly 3/8” x 1/4”.

Well-faceted deep green stone with lots of eye appeal. From the Atocha (1622), with original plastic tag and Fisher photo-certificate #1502. Estimate: $500-$750.

1380. High-quality natural emerald, 1.34 carats, ex-Atocha (1622). Roughly 1/4” x 1/4”.

Small, mostly crystalline shape with even dark-green color throughout. From the Atocha (1622), with original plastic tag and Fisher photo-certificate #0836. Estimate: $400-$600.

1376. Large natural emerald, 6.76 carats, grade 2A, ex-Ato-

1381. High-quality natural emerald, 1.86

amorphous shaped stone, great for display. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #98A-55993. Estimate: $600-$900.

Medium-to-dark green opaque nugget with two flat sides and mostly even coloring. From the Atocha (1622), with original plastic tag and Fisher photo-certificate #4275. Estimate: $400-$600.

cha (1622). Roughly 1/2” x 3/8”. Rather large, light-to-medium green

carats, ex-Atocha (1622). Roughly 3/8” x 1/4”.

1382. Small silver breastplate with ornate design, ex-Atocha (1622). 16.2 grams, 2-1/4” diameter. Miniature, round, concave breastplate, intact and well toned with ornate engraving including a shield. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #85A-A170. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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1383. Silver plate with tax stamps for Cuzco, Peru, showing date 1605 (1603?), ex-Atocha (1622). 248 grams, 9-1/4” diameter,

1-1/4” tall. Lightweight light-colored plate with spots of corrosion that actually enhance its beauty and authenticity, two tax stamps (both

dated 1605) and an owner’s mark on back side. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #85A-534. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1384. Silver candlestick holder and two small parts, ex-

Atocha (1622). 185 grams, 3-/4” long. Solid and recognizable but a bit battered and chipped, with part of the threaded bottom for screwing into a heavy base intact, combined with two other parts: one is most of a silver ring, the other is a leaded threaded top, perhaps to another candlestick holder. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photocertificates #A84-1577 and N.T. (no tag). Estimate: $500-$750.

1385. Crushed and encrusted silver/copper bowl, ex-Atocha (1622). 676 grams, 8” x 5-1/2”. Fascinating artifact not for discernment as a bowl (which it no longer is due to the forces of the ocean) but for the heavy sprinkling of light-colored sand and shell encrustation all over. Some of the folded copper peeks out as an added bonus! From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #4365. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1386. Intact but encrusted copper cooking pot from the Atocha (1622). 4342 grams, 7” tall, 11” diameter.

Very impressive artifact, the spherical body and two handles intact under dense, light-colored encrustation amid rosy coloring from the leaching of the copper underneath, one side has swirls of copper exposed, 5”-wide opening at top. Stable and worthy of prominent display. (Special packing fees apply; pick up in person recommended.) From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #325. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1387. Iron sword blade (partial) with markings and lettering, very rare, ex-Atocha (1622). 204 grams, 11-1/4” x 3/4” x 3/8”. Well-

preserved, stable matt-black blade fragment with small bits of rust peeking through on one side of ricasso, numerous decorative markings and ornate lettering along both sides of the fuller, and on ricasso: DELREY on top, two sets of maker’s marks (O on top of T), and various other letters and markings. An accompanying hand-drawn rendering gives possible vision of it in whole, a desirable artifact from this wreck. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #4419, and with professionally hand-drawn representation of the whole sword (ready for framing). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1388. Partial iron dirk blade with fragments of crossguard and sheath, ex-Atocha (1622). 146 grams, 9-1/4” long.

Stable metal under dark black oxidation of a blade with traces of decoration and possible coat of arms visible, a decorative piece in its time. From the Atocha (1622), with original plastic tag and Fisher photo-certificate #696. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Henrietta Marie, sunk in 1700 off Marquesas Key, southwest of Key West, Florida

1389. Ornate “Royal Portrait” pewter spoon, British, William III, rare and important slave-ship provenance, ex-Henrietta Marie (1700). 44 grams, 7-1/8” long. A very elegant spoon (pied-de-biche type, trifid handle), with crowned head of William III at end, circular

maker’s mark with S-B and asterisk for Stephen Bridges of London on bottom near bowl, the underside of which is ornately designed, even gray color with a few dark spots, perfectly intact. While some 131 spoons were recovered from this wreck, only 72 were of this Royal Portrait design. The Henrietta Marie was heavily touted by the Fisher organization as the first and only slave ship found and salvaged and therefore of utmost archeological importance. From the Henrietta Marie (1700), with Treasure Salvors certificate #HM 548-27 from 1987. Estimate: $1,000-up.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida 1390. Gold “olive blossom” chain, 18.7 grams,

16-1/4” long, ex-1715 Fleet, with 18K clasp attached to make into a wearable necklace. A

perfectly wearable length of a common type of smalllink chain known as “olive blossom” for the fact that each link bears on each side a six-petal flower of dots around central dot, each one handmade and slightly different, almost all intact and as lovely as the day they were made, a modern “lobster” clasp added to create a necklace. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $2,000-up.

1391. Gold “olive blossom” chain, 19.5 grams, 10-1/4”

long, ex-1715 Fleet, with 18K clasp and connector attached to make into a wearable double-strand bracelet. Intriguing

combination of an “olive blossom” chain (this one a four-petaled flower with no dot in center), modern rope chain and “lobster” clasp to create a double-stranded bracelet for a small wrist. A longer strand of modern chain could easily be used to expand the bracelet for larger wrists. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $2,000-up.

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1392. Gold bracelet with sacred heart design, 37.59 grams

total, ex-1715 Fleet. 3-3/8” x 20-1/2” x 3/8”. Sturdy and solid open

oval of gold with decorative ends capped off by a sacred heart design. Repaired shank and all replated but in total a well-crafted decoration. From the 1715 Fleet (“Cabin wreck” site), with original Mel Fisher photocertificate #65964. Estimate: $1,500-$3,000.

1394. Iron hand grenade with original wooden fuse-plug,

professionally conserved, ex-1715 Fleet. 628 grams, 3” in diameter.

Solid cannonball with hollow center for gunpowder, kept dry by means of a wooden plug (intact) into which a fuse was inserted to turn it into an exploding bomb that could be lobbed at the enemy by hand, this example well preserved but with hairline crack that appears to be stable. From the 1715 Fleet, with original Mel Fisher photo-certificate #11554N, and pedigreed to our Auction #6 (lot #1736). Estimate: $500-$750.

1395. Lot of two small iron cannonballs, professionally conserved, ex-1715 Fleet. 237 and 282 grams, 2” in diameter. Two

riod, intact, ex-1715 Fleet. 68 grams, 3-1/4” diameter, 2-1/4” tall.

small balls in nice condition, black from professional conservation (one matte, one shiny), minor pits and cracks only. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #1734 (two of the three balls in that lot). Estimate: $150-$225.

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1393. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain cup, Kangxi pe-

Outstanding intact teacup with bold blue coloring under deep glaze, fluted sides, looks like it was made yesterday. From the 1715 Fleet (“early recovery from private collection”), with framed photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-up.

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Tolosa, sunk in 1724 in Samaná Bay, Dominican Republic

1396. Pewter syringe, complete and intact, ex-Tolosa (1724), ex-Haskins. 60 grams, 5-1/2” long when extended. Intact and complete pewter syringe with just a small bit of corrosion toward the tip, shiny and silvery appearance, a great item for display. From the Tolosa (1724), housed in padded, framed box for display, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

1397. Genuine Mexican silver pillar dollar 1732F encrusted onto a spike, ex-1733 Fleet, shown in an accompanying photo

of Art McKee, with memorabilia from his Museum of Sunken Treasure. 97 grams, 4” long. Unique artifact with almost completely exposed 1732 pillar dollar fused to a coral-encrusted spike with some of it peeking out, stable and ready for display, its base value pinned to the high numismatic worth of the coin itself, plus the aesthetic value of the display, finally with the modern historical value of its link to Art McKee and his famous museum that spurred countless treasure-hunting dreams across two generations (so far). The vintage-1960s sticker is something we have not seen before. From the 1733 Fleet, with photo of Art McKee holding this artifact in his left hand, plus original postcard and sticker from his museum (probably late 1960s) and VHS tape Art McKee: Diving with a Legend (1992). Estimate: $5,000-up.

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Unidentified late-1700s shipwreck off Isle of Wight, south of England

1398. Large bronze bell dated 1774, ex-un-

identified late-1700s shipwreck off the Isle of Wight, south of England. About 50 lb, 14-1/2” tall,

10” in diameter. Bells from shipwrecks are in the same category of importance (more or less) as bronze cannons, sometimes in price as well, as they are large and heavy but recognizable and rare, each ship typically having just one big bell. This one is intact (just missing part of the hanger at top) with probably a replaced clapper inside, a rather heavy piece clearly dated 1774 on one side. (Special packing fees apply.) From an unidentified late-1700s wreck off the Isle of Wight, south of England. Estimate: $1,000-up.

HMS Colossus, sunk in 1798 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England 1399. Small silver spoon, intact, ex-HMS Colossus (1798),

rare provenance. 6 grams, 4-1/2” long. Dainty spoon for sugar or spices, in good overall condition, engraved with I*L at the top of the handle on back. From HMS Colossus (1798), with original certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $350-$500.

Lady Burgess, sunk in 1806 off the Cape Verde Islands, east of Africa 1400. Large, silver spoon, ex-Lady Burgess (1806), rare provenance. 57 grams, 9” long. Large, plain silver spoon in very good condition, with a row of five touchmarks along the handle on back, a faint mark and slight as-made bend at top of handle on front. From the Lady Burgess (1806), with certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

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HMS Foudroyant, sunk in 1897 on the Blackpool Sands, England 1401. Wooden dovetail lockbox made

from wood salvaged from Lord Nelson’s flagship Foudroyant (1897). 1198 grams,

5” x 9-1/4” x 4-1/2”. Uniquely crafted wooden lockbox with key and sturdy lock (working), slot at top for coins or small pieces of paper, engraved copper plaque on top reads “Lord Nelson’s Flagship / ‘FOUDROYANT’ / Wrecked at Blackpool / June 16th 1897 / Built 1798.” From the Foudroyant (1897). Estimate: $300-$450.

Non-Wreck Artifacts Arms / Armor / Militaria Armor

1402. 1600s German morion helmet with embossed fleurde-lis pattern. 1032 grams, 13-1/2” x 9-1/2” x 10”. A type of helmet

originally from Castile, its introduction contemporaneous with the exploration of the New World and therefore possibly supplied by conquistadors to their foot soldiers. This example is German-made with a high comb, blackened surface containing highlighted embossed fleur-de-lis (originally bright but now faded), rope edge border, decorative rivets with brass rosettes that once secured the leather liner in place, hand-hammered metal surface with folded and riveted seam construction. Very good original and uncleaned condition, some rivets missing, recently found in a small Pennsylvania private museum. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Cannons / Cannonballs / Artillery

1403. Late-1700s / early-1800s Dutch East Indies bronze lantaka cannon with original yoke. About 70 lb, 47” long, 1-1/4” bore.

Nice-sized cannon for display, as it is big enough to impress yet light enough to lift, found in Manila and traded throughout the Pacific and Caribbean, cast in fine detail with floral decorations, dolphin lifting handles, flared muzzle, socket cascabel which was made to receive a wooden pointing tiller, green patina and light encrustation throughout. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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1404. 1700s Spanish colonial bronze “thunder mug” mortar. 7.35 kilograms, 6” tall, 5-1/4” base, 3/4” bore. Sometimes called a

“thundermug,” small flat-based cannons like this were used as powdertesters and signaling guns, or in this case firing a 3/4” ball projectile, this one with heavy brown-green patina, side lift handle, tapered body with ring-turned decoration, base with powder receptacle and vent, in excellent condition, found in Virginia. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

1406. Revolutionary War-period iron cannonball “four

pounder” from Ft. Ticonderoga, New York. 1642 grams, 2-3/4” in diameter. Well-preserved, solid small cannonball that neatly fits in your hand, with a mottled black coating from preservation and pitting all over, TICONDEROGA faintly painted in a circular pattern on one side. Found in 1949. Estimate: $250-$375.

1407. Revolutionary War-period iron cannonball “three

1405. French and Indian War-period iron cannonball “four

pounder” from Crown Point, New York. 2042 grams without stand, 3” in diameter. Solid and intact with rather glossy black-brown coating

from conservation, “4 pdr. Crown Pt. NY” painted in white on one side. With wooden stand. Estimate: $250-$375.

pounder” from Ft. Ticonderoga, New York. 1647 grams, 2-3/4” in diameter. Heavy and solid sphere of iron with rather smooth surfaces

and minor pitting and according to documentation, one of four found near Fort Ticonderoga in an old dirt fortification on private property by Dr. James Dunn, professor in the history department at New York University, “3 pdr. Ft. Ti NY” painted on one side. Found in 1935, with accompanying documentation. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1408. Small iron “sailshot” (barshot), American Revolutionary War, from

a Boston collection (rare). 380 grams, 3” long, 1-1/4” in diameter. Very small barshot, almost like two fused grapeshot, said to be like those used by John Paul Jones, each sphere dark brown/black in appearance and made in two parts as per visible seams, intact and somewhat pitted from age. Estimate: $250-$375.

1409. Civil War-period iron cannonball “twelve-pounder”

grenade from Cold Harbor (Virginia), with Bormann time fuse intact. 3528 grams, 4” in diameter. One of the last battles of

the Civil War, the Battle of Cold Harbor produced one of the most lopsided victories for the Confederate army, at tremendous cost of Union lives. Imagine that cannonballs like this with a Bormann time fuse (disarmed!) were used, its smooth black surface marred by pock marks to expose the metal underneath and “Cold Harbor” painted in white on top. Recovered from the site of the Battle of Cold Harbor (May 31- June 12, 1864) near Mechanicsville, VA, with collector tag showing line of ownership and disarming in 1998. Estimate: $250-$375.

Edged Weapons

1410. Revolutionary War-period spontoon (polearm) from New England (ca. 1775). 570 grams, 16-1/2” long, 12-1/2” blade. Heavy and simple double-edged knife blade atop a forged-iron base ending in a hole for attachment to a wooden pole, making it a pretty good weapon for close-quarters contact. Estimate: $250-$375.

1411. Early 1800s Spanish colonial naval cutlass. 833 grams, 24” long, 19” blade. Officer or gentleman sailor’s cutlass with hand-forged, well-crafted bolo-style blade with blood grooves and engraved decorations along with owner’s initials “PD” and “KD” on either side, D-guard iron hilt with piercings and incised punched decorations, wooden grip with brass stud inlays, fine condition and minimal age toning, blade still bright. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450. 288


1412. 1800s Spanish colonial sailor’s dirk. 329 grams, 13-1/2” long, 9-1/4” blade. Decorative, well-made double-edged knife with spear-point blade, cut out S-shape brass guard and handle made of layers of multi-colored horn, brass and copper, from a Florida collection and originally from South America, overall very good condition with age-toned steel, hilt lightly polished. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

1413. Japanese katana (“shin-gunto”) Type 98 army officer’s sword with scabbard, early 1940s (World War II era). 1160 grams, 36” long, 26” blade. The katana was the main battle weapon of the samurai, a tradition carried forward by the Japanese military during

World War II. This one, the second we have offered, is an Imperial Japanese Army officer’s blade with a brown painted steel scabbard with some paint flaking, sharp steel blade in excellent condition with no edge nicks, guard with a cherry blossom design, golden cord artistically wrapped around handle with shark skin underneath. All guard parts are stamped “86,” indicating an original handle and guard. Estimate: $600-$900.

Firearms

1414. 1700s European flintlock pistol stamped with “London.” 903 grams, 18-1/2” long, 11-1/2” barrel. Sturdy gun with deep touch mark, lacquered walnut stock with carved decorations, ornate iron mounts and decorative silver inlay, carved faux ramrod, original “S” form hammer, decorated spring and pan, all in original condition with a few divots in wood. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,000.

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1415. 1700s European flintlock pistol. 893 grams, 20” long, 13” barrel. Very decorative pistol with relief-chiseled and engraved decoration, carved walnut stock with heavy, ornate iron mounts, lovely brass butt plate with ornate brass escutcheon plate, original “S” form hammer, all in original, working condition. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,000. 1416. Late-1700s English brass-barreled officer’s pistol with flintlock signed “Taylor.” 851 grams, 13-1/2” long, 7-3/4’ barrel, 3/4” muzzle. Fine

early pistol of a type used by English naval officers and imported to America, with tapered brass barrel containing proofmarks and “London” stamp on top, “S” form hammer with flint, engraved brass mounts, brass-tipped ramrod, polished walnut stock, and “Taylor” engraving. Thomas and Edward Taylor were British gun and lock makers working in London and Birmingham from 1770 to the early 1800s. Pistol in very good condition with functioning lock and sparking action. With photocertificate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1417. Late-1700s European flintlock pistol with silver presentation plate inscribed to Stephen Decatur, Jr. 993 grams, 20” long, 13-1/4” barrel. In the 1804 Battle of Tripoli, Stephen Decatur became a hero by storming the USS Philadelphia which had fallen into enemy

hands and set it afire to thwart use by the enemy. Decatur was lauded for his daring tactics, and this very rare and important pistol with a silver presentation plate that reads, “Taken at Tripoli Presented to Captain Stephen Decatur 1805,” in beautiful, delicate script was presented to him as a souvenir of the battle. The well-worn pistol of carved walnut stock contains a tapered steel barrel with engraved and gold-filled touch marks and an ornately decorated brass trigger guard, butt plate and side plate. Condition is good as befits a wartime relic with old repair to wood-split stock and later wire and sheet brass barrel bands, flintlock complete and working. Accompanying this pistol is an original engraving of Decatur. From the collection of Richard Boutelle, an avid gun collector whose collection was sold at auction in 1985 where this pistol was acquired. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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1418. Late-1700s Dutch or French

flintlock naval boarding pistol. 834 grams, 12-1/2” long, 5-3/4” barrel. Of the type

supplied by Europeans to the American colonists, this plain gun features an octagonal-to-round iron barrel with ring-turned decoration, English style lock with roller on the frizzen spring, “S” form hammer, polished and unadorned walnut stock with old and inconspicuous repair to fore-end, brass trigger guard and sideplate with “F” touchmark, flat butt with recessed iron plate containing lanyard ring, plain wooden ramrod, all in good condition although metal has been cleaned and barrel shows patches of light pitting. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

1419. Circa-1800 Spanish colonial flintlock blunderbuss. 2312 grams, 32” long, 17-1/2” barrel. Impressive blunderbuss with very attractively carved reddish walnut stock and punched decoration, steel flared barrel, engraved brass tang and barrel bands, brass butt plate and trigger guard, original hand-forged decorated ramrod, an overall lovely specimen with age-toned iron and polished wood and brass. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

1420. Small flintlock pistol, early 1800s.

469 grams, 10-1/2” long, 5-1/2” barrel. Sturdy pistol of unknown manufacture with only identifying mark being a boxed “JLB” or “JLR” along the left side of the barrel partially obscured by the stock. Steel barrel with intact wood ramrod below, “S” form hammer, functional lock, steel mounts and screws with some tooling seen on screw heads, polished walnut stock with a few small contact marks, steel butt plate, evidence of rust removal and cleaning on metal surfaces. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1421. Early-1800s Spanish colonial miquelet escopeta musketoon with touchmark of the Bustindus family of Madrid and Mexico. 1902 grams, 31” long, 15-1/2” barrel. Miquelet-lock style small musket originally using flint and converted to percussion circa 1840

and typical of guns used by Spanish frontier military to protect settlements and ranches in the southwest. This well-loved piece with owner’s initials “J Cz” carved in dark-brown patinated walnut stock features a hand-forged, flared iron barrel with simple ring turning, original (now pitted) steel mounts and ramrod, whimsical animal face and pinwheel carved into cross-hatched stock, and touchmark on trigger guard reading something like “BUSTINDUS” with a crown above. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $700-$900.

1422. Circa-1840s European percussion “boot pistol.” 250 grams, 7-5/8” long. Compact octagonal-barreled pistol which unscrews for loading at breech and trigger pops out for firing when cocked, with engraved steel frame, checkered walnut stock with silver inlay to butt, unknown maker and proof mark on barrel, some pitting on metal. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1423. Over-under double-barrel percussion pistol, .34 caliber, 1800s. 580 grams, 11-1/2” long, 6-1/2” barrel. Interesting

pistol of unknown origin. Dual barrels on a swivel with working rod locking mechanism, functional hammer and trigger, dark wood grip with silver wire inlay, metal butt plate. Fully working pistol with some rust and previous rust removal evidence on metal surfaces, some corrosion near hammer, grip a bit loose with some wire inlay sticking out. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1424. American single-barreled under-hammer percussion pistol, .36 caliber, 1800s. 368 grams, 8-1/4” long, 3-3/4” barrel. Scarcely

seen, unusual pistol made in the style of those manufactured by Allen & Thuber. Octagon barrel stamped “cast steel pocket rifle” with small post front sight, functional underhammer and trigger, polished walnut grips. Fully functional pistol, browning of barrel with some rust in bore and around hammer, rust removal and cleaning on metal surfaces, some chips in the wood grips. Estimate: $150-$225.

1425. Belgian single-barreled boxlock percussion pistol, .46 caliber, 1800s. 219 grams, 7” long, 3” barrel. Smooth, octagonal barrel, unknown proof mark towards breech on left side, Liège proof and branch design on breech, centered hammer, straight trigger, “2” mark stamped near trigger guard, bright maple grip with rounded butt. Very good condition with fully functioning action, sturdy grip, percussion nipple slightly bent, barrel with some browning but hints of original bluing as well. Estimate: $125-$200.

1426. American J.M. Marlin derringer pistol, .22 caliber, ca. 1863-67, serial 1035. 102 grams, 4-1/4” long, 2” barrel. Scarce pistol

from the first firearms produced by John Marlin; less than 4,000 of this type manufactured between 1863 and 1867. J M MARLIN / NEW HAVEN CT. on barrel flat, brass action and grip band, dark rosewood two-piece grip. Smooth barrel with some light browning, minor pitting in breech, barrel rotates easily, trigger and hammer operate well, frames retains some original brass color, rosewood grip in good condition with some minor chipping. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1427. American C. Sharps & Co. Model 1A four-barrel rimfire pepperbox derringer pistol, .22 caliber, ca. 1859-74, serial

50807. 273 grams, 5-1/2” long, 2-1/2” barrel. Popular type of derringer with a rotating firing pin allowing the user to fire one barrel at a time. C. SHARPS & Co PHILADA. PA. to right and C. SHARPS PATENT 1859, to left. Well used with some original brass on frame, barrels with exterior pitting but interior looks quite sound, barrel release works well and the barrels slide off easily, trigger and hammer in fully working condition, original Bakelite grips in good condition with small chip at base, matching serial numbers on frame and barrels. Estimate: $250-$375.

1428. American Arms Co. over-under two-barrel derringer pistol, .32 and .22 caliber, ca. 1866-78, serial 3293. 274 grams,

6-1/4” long, 3” barrel. Scarce derringer produced by the American Arms Co. of Boston, Mass. with some 3,000 pistols manufactured over a twelve-year period. AMERICAN ARMS CO. BOSTON MASS. and WHEELER’S PAT. OCT. 31, 1865 - JUNE.19.1866 on barrel flats. Barrels in very good condition with some minor exterior pitting at end of the barrel, fully working rotating barrels with fresh coat of oil, smooth hammer and trigger, solid frame with original brass color and only a few surface marks, original walnut grips in good condition with a few small chips. Estimate: $300-$450.

Militaria

1429. Revolu-

tionary War-

period branding iron marked 8 BRACKETT from Crown Point, New York. 427 grams, 18-1/4” long. Basically a long rod (crosssectionally square) with ring at one end and flat bar with raised letters at other end, the surfaces aged but stable, with CROWN POINT / N.Y. painted in white on one side long ago. The number 8 before the BRACKETT refers to a quantity of boxes. A Titus Brackett was stationed at Crown Point in 1775 in General Wooster’s regiment. He was probably with the commissary and involved with shipping stores for the attack on Ft. St. John (St. Jean) on the Richelieu River. The siege of that fort lasted from Sept. 17 till Nov. 3 under Gen. Montgomery, who was later killed in the attack on Quebec. The eastern American force was commanded by Benedict Arnold, who suffered a severe leg wound during the attack on Quebec. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Chests and Keys

1430. Iron “armada” (Nuremburg) chest, 1600s-1700s. Approx. 100 lb, 32-1/2” x 17” x 16”. A typical German-made strongbox for a

castle or manor-house, with false lock in front and functional lock (with original key) on top, C-shaped handles of twisted iron on either side of the exterior, straps and loops in front for additional locks, missing small side box inside, original dark and patinated condition. (Special packing fees apply; pick up in person recommended.) With lot tag from Phillips auction “Z0009” (date unknown), lot #151. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

1431. Large, heavy, British colonial money chest (1800s). 9.2 kilograms, 8” tall x 18” wide x 11” deep. Large heavily constructed rectan-

gular hardwood chest with brass corners and massive side-lift handles, brass lock and extensive inset inlays, fitted interior with compartments for coins with lower compartment for bullion or larger items, working key, a rare item used for gold and silver coins, from a Florida estate, in very good condition with small age split on top but a great example of a popular collectible. Special packing fees apply. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Coin Silver 1432. Large silver tankard (probably 1800s) made from 43 Spanish milled silver 8R and 2R (some replicas) dated 1617 to 1724. 931 grams, 10-1/2” tall. Attractive and decorative silver vessel

with hinged lidded top above which sits a small reclining figure holding a stick ending in flowers. A square thick handle, 41 genuine and replica pistareens, and two replica 8 reales on top and bottom round out the tankard. At the bottom front an inscription reads “Joe LUCK Ole” and at the back “Dec 1970.” Estimate: $500-$750.

1433. Silver wine-tasting cup (probably 1800s) made from a (replica) Segovia, Spain, milled

8 reales, 1633, assayer cross-topped A. 59 grams, 2-1/2” in diameter, 7/8” tall. Cute, ornate (but not too fussy) bowl with the image of a Spanish milled coin in the bottom, a fun piece for display or use. Estimate: $125-$200.

Equestrian 1434. Pair of 1700s Spanish colonial carved wood stirrups (estribos). 2895 grams total, 7-1/2” tall, 6” wide. Matched set of something akin to a short wooden

shoe, ornately carved, with an iron strap to make it into a stirrup, age cracks to both heels (one with small ding) and crack and ding to top of one shoe none of which affects their beauty. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

Jewelry / Religious

1435. Early carved stone figure of St. Peter the Apostle inside a carved wooden niche

with wrought iron gate. 770 grams, 10-1/2” tall, 3-1/4” wide. Hand-carved stone figurine of St. Peter the Apostle who holds a large key in both hands (appropriate since he was keeper of the keys and guard of the gates of heaven) inside a later crudely carved niche with attractive metal gate enclosure. Details on back of niche indicates a possible different use. Small chip on back right of St. Peter not affecting presentation at all. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1436. Large, ornate, silver reliquary pendant with painted

virgin and child on both sides, Spanish colonial, late 1700s to early 1800s. 52 grams, 3-1/4” x 2-1/2”. Simple glass-enclosed double-

sided oval silver religious piece with images on both sides (Our Lady of Pomata on one side and Our Lady of Candelaria on the other side) hand-painted on copper plate, larger than most pieces and housed in an ornate bezel with jump ring on top. Estimate: $300-$450.

1438. Matching pair of ornate gold, red coral and natural

pearl earrings, Spanish colonial, late 1700s to early 1800s. 6 grams total, 1-1/2” long, 5/8” wide. Dainty and light earrings, thoughtfully

crafted for a fine lady. This well-matched pair contains a flower design of eight natural pearls expertly attached to a delicate filigree base, an extended teardrop of red coral that jingles and a hinged hook of thin gold wire atop. Estimate: $500-$750.

1439. Ornate silver thimble, Spanish colonial, 1500s-1600s. 8

grams, 7/8” long. Beautifully ornate and intact piece with curved lines for stems and bottom decoration and ornate leaves, not the average thimble and perhaps made for presentation. Estimate: $200-$300.

1437. Large, ornate, silver reliquary pendant with painted

virgin and child, Spanish colonial, late 1700s to early 1800s.

71 grams, 3-1/2” x 2”. Rather heavy deep-pocketed oval glass-enclosed

and double-sided silver reliquary with Our Lady of Candelaria and child hand-painted over copper, the backside blank, topped with a simple bow and fixed bail. Estimate: $300-$450.

1440. Collection of hundreds of glass trade beads (1700s1800s) in many colors and shapes and sizes. beads 1/4” to 1/2”

in diameter. Outstanding array of many shapes, sizes and colors of

colonial trade beads, all sorted by type and ready for study or use in jewelry. Housed in a 36-channel Riker box, organized by shape and color. Estimate: $500-up.

1441. Necklace made of hundreds of tiny glass trade beads in many colors,

recovered from the site of the US trading post on the Caloosahatchee River near Ft. Meyers, Florida, that was massacred and destroyed by Seminole Indians led by Chief Holatamico (better known as Billy Bowlegs). 8 grams, 26”

long. A long string of tiny, plain beads in many different colors (mostly orange, red and

yellow), often referred to as “Harney Massacre” beads in reference to Lieutenant Colonel William S. Harney, who was manning the site when the Seminoles attacked. Housed in a Riker box with printed history and with photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Miscellaneous

1442. Bronze handbell, Spanish colonial, late 1500s. 333 grams, 3-1/2” tall, 3-1/4” in

diameter. Just like a ship’s bell but small. Extremely well-preserved item with some encrustation of sediment, missing clapper but not necessary for such a displayable item. Estimate: $200-$300.

1443. Large cuprous candlestick holder, Spanish colonial,

late 1500s. 660 grams, 9-1/4” tall, 5” base. Well-preserved candlestick holder screwed into its age-pitted base (permanently), both of good quality with green patination on candlestick, a great object for display. Estimate: $200-$300.

1444. Very rare complete set of bronze nested weights with lid and case, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 424 grams, 2” tall. A complete and well-matched set from at least two different makers, whose marks are visible on some of the weights. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1445. Coconut toasting cup engraved with US Five Dollar reverse design, Nicaragua arms and initials MM (1800s). 37 grams, 5” long. Ornamental brown cup with NICARAGUA encircled with a wreath and emblem and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FIVED encircling the US eagle grasping arrows and PLURISUS [sic] UNUM banner above, other scenes of buildings and nature skillfully engraved around the rest of the oval-shaped vessel, small crack at top. Estimate: $350-$500.

1446. Lot of two circa-1800s European gold-coin scales. 68

grams total, 3-3/4” long each. Two scales: one a British brass scale labeled “Sovereign Warante[d]” for half and full sovereign coins stamped with two crown marks, the other a French nickeled brass scale made for the Arabic market (due to Arabic lettering) and labeled “Balance 1905.” With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1447. Circa-1930s carved miro wood fish from Pitcairn Island, made by Gifford Christian, great grandson of Fletcher Christian, captain of the HMS Bounty. 303 grams, 7-1/2” tall,

8-1/2” wide. Interesting relic of history, this hand-carved flying fish (with repaired tail) made from wood harvested on the coral atoll of Henderson Island for tourists is supported on a turned column on a round base and stamped with “Souvenir From Pitcairn.” It was supposedly made by Gifford Christian, relative of Fletcher Christian whose name is inextricably linked with Pitcairn. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Natural History 1448. Megalodon (huge shark) tooth,

Miocene era (approx. 2.6 to 15 million years old), from near Lee Creek, NC. 426

grams, 5-3/4” long. Carcharocles megalodon, meaning “big tooth,” an extinct species of shark, this tooth in good condition with dull lightcolored enamel and small serrated edges on both sides, light brown base, great for display. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1449. Massive natural crystal emerald mounted in 18K pendant with 22 diamonds, 22.65 grams total weight. 3” long, 1/2” in diameter. Incredible supersized octahedron Colombian emerald capped by a seven-sided 18K handmade “hat” containing 22 small round

diamonds on one side and alternating rough and smooth gold sides, a sturdy 18K gold bail finishing out the piece. The exquisite transparent medium-green emerald is unlike any we’ve ever offered, a true trophy for the deserving but fully appreciated in person, with some technical aspects from the appraisal as follows: approximately 47.5 carats, clarity SI2 (Type 3), very good symmetry, pale to medium color, medium tone and transparent. With recent GIA-certified expert appraisal for $44,710. Estimate: $10,000-up.

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Documents Maps

1450. French copperplate-engraved map of France by Philip Culver (ca. 1690). 13-1/4” x 11-

1/2”. “Gallia Antiqua et Nova,” a delicate engraving on very light paper with numerous holes and taped centerfold, much foxing and watermarks, original lightly hand-colored political divisions. Estimate: $125-$200.

1451. French copperplate-engraved map of Europe by Philippe de Pretot, 1769. 21” x 14” (image size 15” x 10-1/4”). Large, well-

preserved, well-pressed engraving of “Ancient Europe” with three “Notes” to the left side, taped centerfold, very light foxing mostly at edges. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1452. French copperplate-engraved map of the voyages of Captain Cluny by Didier Robert de Vaugondy, 1769. 18-1/4” x 12”. Interesting map of the northern or arctic parts of America on heavy paper and based upon the imaginary voyage of Captain Cluny, de-

lineating the supposed North West Passage. This map appeared in the supplement to the Diderot and d’Alembert Encyclopedie, 1770-79, two taped edges with three small tapes on other edges. Estimate: $125-$200.

1453. French copperplate-engraved map of Germany by Philippe de Pretot and Moithey (1787). 21” x 13-3/4” (image size 14-

12” x 11-1/4”). “Carte Nouvelle D’Allemange,” a detailed, nicely stamped engraving of Germany in very good condition with slight foxing at taped fold. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Manuscripts

1454. Handwritten receipt dated 1809 for “Eighteen Chests of Treasure” from the East India Company vessel Anna by Captain Fleetwood Pellew of HMS Phaeton. 12-3/4” x 10” (image size 7” x 4-1/2”). A hand-penned note to acknowledge receipt by Captain

Fleetwood Pellew, commander of the HMS Phaeton, of eighteen chests of treasure from the East Indiaman Anna on November 20, 1809. The year before, Pellew famously ransomed Dutch representatives in the Nagasaki harbor in what was later called the Phaeton Incident. Matted and ready for framing. Estimate: $200-$300.

Stock & Bonds

1455. Louisville, Kentucky, Texas Association (Republic of Texas), stock certificate remainder, ca. 1858, 8,000 square miles on the Trinity River. 10-3/4” x 6-3/4”. The Texas Association was formed in 1844 by Charles Fenton Mercer (1778-1858) of Louisville, Kentucky. Its goal was to settle at least 100 families a year for five years on plots of land located along the Trinity River in Texas. Mercer sold $500 shares to investors in Virginia, Florida, and Texas while offering 160 acres for settled families and 80 acres for single men. After numerous troubles, Mercer sold his interest in the association to George Hancock, also of Louisville. Hancock issued these new shares in 1858 during the reorganization. Iconic design with Texas’ Lone Star at top and Native American hunting a buffalo at bottom. Uncirculated, with pinhole in lower right corner. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Express Section (See Online Auction Site for Photos) Gold Cobs

Merestein, sunk in 1702 off South Africa

Seville, Spain

1462. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), portrait

Philip II

1456. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D with open right side below mintmark S to left.

CT-Type 46.

6.68 grams. XF, struck with rusty dies, partial shield and cross with some

flat areas from a weak strike, some luster in recessed areas. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

Philip III

1457. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer G. CT-

XF+ with partial shield and cross, some toning and light sedimentation in crevices, previously mounted. Estimate: $600-$900.

Type 22; KM-20. 6.70 grams.

1458. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer G.

XF/AU, struck with rusty dies on a small but thick planchet, dark toning in recessed areas, previously mounted. Estimate: $500-$750. CT-Type 22; KM-20. 6.77 grams.

1459. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not visible. KM-20. 6.75 grams. Previously mounted XF with some encrusta-

tion, partial but bold shield and cross, thin scratch on obverse. Estimate: $600-$900.

Shipwreck Coins

ducatoon, Philip IV, date not visible (16XX). 25.13 grams. Heavily corroded shield side, much better bust side, patch of dark toning. Estimate: $80-$120.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

1463. Lot of three silver-cob fragments, one with Fisher tag. 6.12 grams total. Small fragments, one heavily encrusted, another with

pillars-and-waves showing. Two with photo-certificates and one with Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) tag #13465 and generic certificate. Estimate: $75-$110.

Unidentified Spanish wreck of the early 1700s off Little Cayman

1464. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (ca. 1715), unique provenance. 9.12 grams. Heavy corrosion

with just enough shield and cross details to determine mint and rough time period. With Sedwick certificate from 2005 stating “This coin was recovered ca. 1965 by a diver named Rich Soto from a source known locally as the “old Spanish wreck” off Little Cayman Island”. Estimate: $100-up.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispan- England 1465. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer D iola 1460. Spain (mint and king uncertain), copper cob 4 mara-

vedís, with “1636” and “VI” countermarks raising its value to 6 maravedís, rare as from a wreck. 1.87 grams. Copper shipwreck

coins are extremely rare due to saltwater’s corrosive effects on the metal, making this one impressive survivor. XF with light surface corrosion, struck on thin planchet with large edge crack, small spot of encrustation. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $50-up.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador

1461. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, (1)67(8 or 9), rare denomination as from a wreck. 0.88 grams. Bold monogram and cross, edge a bit thin from corrosion, darkly toned all over. With ROBCAR photocertificate #MO15091. Estimate: $50-$75.

(late 1720s). S-M23a; KM-40. 13.10 grams. Solid example with minimal surface corrosion, some spots of encrustation, neat shape with sharply cut edges as made. With tag #AC10499 and generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

1466. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (late 1720s). KM-40. 13.28 grams. Darkly toned with light surface corrosion, some small scratches on reverse. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $75-$110.

1467. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1730R. S-M24; KM-40a; CT-1026. 12.99 grams. Corroded with some black encrustation, scratches on reverse from cleaning, partial shield and cross with clear mintmark and assayer. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1468. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer R (1729-30). S-M24; KM-40a. 11.88 grams. Bold and nearly complete shield

1479. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1753M, NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-76.1; CT-578. Moderate saltwater

1469. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (173)0, assayer not

1480. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1757M, NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-76.2; CT-584. Surfaces a bit corroded

and cross, clear mintmark and assayer, some surface corrosion and minor encrustation. With tag #AC13495 and generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

visible.

KM-40a. 13.36 grams. Partial yet well-defined shield and cross, minor surface corrosion with some black toning. With tag #AC9037 and generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

1470. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible (ca. 1730). KM-40a. 13.31 grams. Partial but definite shield and

cross, bit of final digit showing (possibly an 0), minor surface corrosion, black tone all over. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1471. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible (ca. 1730). KM-40a. 13.08 grams. Partial shield and cross, light

corrosion, shiny surfaces from cleaning, interesting shape. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $90-$135.

Unidentified 1700s wreck in the English Channel

1472. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1738MF, unique provenance. KM-75.1; CT-1600. 2.03 grams. Thin from corrosion yet possessing nearly all details with legends a bit weak, darkly toned. With Sedwick photo-certificate from 2010. Estimate: $60-$90.

Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 1473. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1752q. S-P52; KM-39; CT-440.

10.94 grams. Rough surfaces from saltwater exposure, some bits of pillars and cross visible (most importantly the date). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

corrosion, completely visible design. With certificate #52535 from the salvagers. NGC #4825070-042. Estimate: $100-$150.

but coin design remains visible. With certificate #52559 from the salvagers. NGC #4825070-066. Estimate: $100-$150.

1481. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1761M, plain cross above and below R and I, NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-77; CT-1541. Moderate corrosion, shiny surfaces from cleaning.

With certificate #52565 from the salvagers. NGC #4825070-069. Estimate: $100-$150.

1482. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1768M, broken o in mintmark, NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-77; CT-

Saltwater corroded but fully detailed, dark toning in fields. With certificate #52575 from the salvagers. NGC #4825070-082. Estimate: $100-$150. 1548.

1483. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1769M, NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-77; CT-1549. Some corrosion, complete design details with full obverse rims. With certificate #52582 from the salvagers. NGC #4825070-086. Estimate: $100-$150.

1484. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1770M,

NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-77; CT-1550. Moderate corrosion, spot of dark encrustation on shield side. With certificate #52606 from the salvagers. NGC #4825070-093. Estimate: $100-$150.

1485. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1771F,

NGC genuine / El Cazador.

KM-77; CT-1552. Moderate saltwater corrosion, patchy dark toning. With certificate #52611 from the salvagers. NGC #4825070-114. Estimate: $100-$150.

Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 southCazador, sunk in 1784 off New Or- east of England 1486. Encrusted stack of five English East India Co. copper X leans, Louisiana cash 1808, as found. KM-319. 28.93 grams total. Small leaning stack with

1474. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1744M, NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-75.2; CT-1606. Moderate surface corrosion but with all design details visible. With certificate #52502 from the salvagers. NGC #4825070-010. Estimate: $100-$150.

1475. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1746M,

NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-75.2; CT-1608. Some surface corro-

large bits of orange and tan encrustation, partial design visible on bottom coin. With small Sedwick certificate from 2005. Estimate: $60-$90.

Camberwell, sunk in 1917 off Isle of Wight, England

1476. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI,

1487. Lot of four Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees notes, 25-1-1916, series AC, serials 80374, 80381, 80363 and 80???, laminated in pairs. SCWPM-A10h. Partially intact (about 60%) with

Minor surface corrosion, fully detailed, dark toned throughout. With certificate #52518 from the salvagers. NGC #4825070-028. Estimate: $100-$150.

1488. Lot of sixteen Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees notes,

sion, patch of horn silver on shield side. With certificate #52512 from the salvagers. NGC #4825070-016. Estimate: $100-$150.

1748/7M, NGC genuine / El Cazador.

KM-76.1; CT-unl.

1477. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1748M,

NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-76.1, CT-573. Some surface corrosion, full design elements. With certificate #52516 from the salvagers. NGC #4825070-025. Estimate: $100-$150.

1478. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1751M, NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-76.1; CT-576. Nicer than most minor

light staining and circular degradation pattern, three with full serials and one partial. With four certificates from the salvager. Estimate: $125-$200.

25-1-1916, series AC, serials not visible, some laminated. SC-

WPM-A10h. Ten larger pieces (about 40-60% intact) in laminated plastic

plus six smaller pieces (~30% intact), one of which is laminated, all with light staining and circular degradation. With seven certificates from the salvager. Estimate: $150-$225.

corrosion, possible lamination flaw on pillars side. With certificate #52526 from the salvagers. NGC #4825070-033. Estimate: $100-$150.

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SS City of Roubaix, sunk in 1941 off Potosí Silver Cobs Piraeus, Greece Shield Type

1489. Turkey, 50 kurus, 1930, series A2, serial 068422, PMG Choice UNC 63 / SS City of Roubaix (1941). SCWPM-133. Good

1497. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-4.2. 27.22 grams total. Both XF with some encrustation, heavy scratches on one. Estimate: $150-$225.

ink colors with toned paper, difficult in high grade given how they unofficially circulated after the wreck. PMG #8059478-007. Estimate: $100-$150.

1498. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st

“Manila Bay treasure,” dumped off the Philippines in 1942

1499. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer C, rare.

1490. Date set of three Philippines (struck at the San Francisco

Mint), pesos: 1907-S, 1908-S, and 1909-S. KM-172. 59.24 grams

period).

S-P4; KM-3.2. 6.53 grams. Holed Fine, nearly complete shield and cross, nice round shape, patchy dark toning. Estimate: $75-$110.

S-P16; KM-8. 5.82 grams. Bold assayer, full but weaker shield and cross, Fine with surface corrosion (salvaged), patchy toning. Estimate: $75-$110.

1500. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II and

total. Lightly corroded trio with surface marks and black toning / minor

III, assayers B, R and T. 27.05 grams total. Atocha-period coins but non-salvage. VF on average with patchy dark toning, full shields and crosses. Estimate: $300-$450.

Coin Jewelry

1501. Lot of three Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2R (two) and 1R (one),

encrustation as is typical for the hoard. With Sedwick photo-certificates. Estimate: $100-$150.

Potosí Silver Cobs Pillars-and-Waves

1491. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1757q, mounted in 14K gold

bezel. 5.39 grams total. Pretty little pendant with coin mounted slightly

rotated thus making the cross appear more like an X, bold pillars and cross details. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $75-$110.

1492. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1763V-(Y), mounted in 14K

gold bezel. 5.50 grams total. Another nice little pendant, real mounted

slightly rotated which makes the cross look like an X, partial yet bold pillars and cross with full three-digit date, solid mounting conforming to the shape of the coin. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $75-$110.

Ancient Coins Ancient Roman

Philip II, III and IV, various assayers. 15.74 grams total. The first 2R assayer L/L and the second a die-match with the 1626 (assayer P or P/T) that was lot 871 in our Auction 19, the 1R with assayer Q. Grades between Fine to VF, some surface scratches on one of the 2Rs, dark encrustation on the 1R. Estimate: $200-$300.

1502. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer L/M (1st

period), rare. S-P3; KM-2.2. 3.01 grams. Fine with plugged hole, partial shield and cross (with some doubling). Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 1994, with original lot-tag #889. Estimate: $100-$150.

1503. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, Philip II, assayer B

(3rd period). S-P10; KM-2.2; CT-649. 6.34 grams total. One AXF, the other VF, nice full strikes with complete shields and crosses, partial legends, minor sedimentation. Estimate: $100-$150.

1504. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-2.2; CT-649. 6.58 grams total. Nice VF pair, full shields and crosses, dark toning in fields. Estimate: $100-$150.

1493. Pair of 18K gold cufflinks made from Roman Empire AE

1505. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, Philip II, assayers B

follis of Constantine I (“the Great”), 4th century AD. 8.52 grams

(various periods) and R (Ramos). KM-2.2. 12.28 grams total. Nicely detailed VFs with complete shields and crosses, Estimate: $150-$225.

busts of Constantine I (laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine right), one of the most popular late period Roman emperors and credited with helping spread Christianity, deep chocolate color with a hint of green patina in attractive prongless bezels. Estimate: $60-$90.

1506. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2R, Philip II, assayer

B (2nd period). S-P6; KM-unl (1.2 for type). 3.30 grams total. Both holed VFs with full monograms and crosses. Estimate: $75-$110.

Mexico Silver Cobs

B (1st, 2nd and 3rd periods). KM-1.2. 4.30 grams total. All holed VG

total. Handsome pair of matching cufflinks using choice coins with clear

1507. Lot of three Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2R, Philip II, assayer

to Fine with patchy black toning, light encrustation on one. Estimate: $100-$150.

Shield Type

1494. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P

(1640s). S-M19; KM-38. 13.60 grams. VF+ with partial but bold shield and

cross, full mintmark and assayer, dark gray toned. Estimate: $75-$110.

1508. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer B (5th

period) to left, mintmark P to right, ex-Karon. S-P14; KM-1.3. 1.58 grams. Holed but nice VF with complete monogram, assayer and cross,

1495. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Charles II, assayer not

partial legends, dark gray toned fields. Pedigreed to the Paul Karon collection (Ponterio auction of March 1990, lot #989). Estimate: $100-$150.

shape. Estimate: $60-$90.

Pillars-and-Waves

visible. KM-34. 6.28 grams. VF with light surface chatter, neat arrowhead

1496. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Charles II, assayer

not visible. KM-23. 1.41 grams. Teardrop shaped, F/VF with weak cross but defined monogram. Estimate: $60-$90.

1509. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, all salvaged:

1661(E), 1665E, 1703Y and 1707(?)Y. 19.70 grams total. Salvaged VF-XF pieces, one darkly toned, all with partial pillars and crosses. Estimate: $175-$250.

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1510. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1749q. S-P50a; KM-38; CT-506. 6.67 grams. XF, chunk flan with minor encrustation, full pillar and cross.

Estimate: $75-$110.

1511. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, 1696VR and 1765V-

Y. KM-23, 42. 6.96 grams total. Nice pair of irregular-shaped 1 reales grad-

ing VF+, both with full dates (the 1765 also has a clear cross side date). Estimate: $75-$110.

Other Silver Cobs

1519. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales: Charles III

1780PR; Ferdinand VII 1808PJ. 53.89 grams total. The 1780 is

XF with dark gray toning and light gray sedimentation, some minor scratches. The 1808 is a cleaned AU with a few spots of encrustation. Estimate: $125-$200.

1520. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 1780PR.

Janson-64.9.2; KM-54; CT-1187. 13.39 grams. Matte AU- with light sediment

around details. Estimate: $100-$150.

Dominican Republic

1512. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 mara-

vedís, Charles-Joanna, assayer F, with key (revaluation to 2M, 1577) and anchor (Jamaica, 1611-16) countermarks, rare.

Fine, somewhat crude with light surface corrosion (typical for the series) but solid, with a rare set of two different countermarks indicating its circulation in two countries some 35-40 years apart. Estimate: $100-$150.

S-SD1; CT-Type 134. 3.65 grams.

1513. Lot of four Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, cop-

per 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, assayer F, different varieties.

S-SD1; CT-Type 134. 13.90 grams total. Choice VF examples with light lacquer to preserve surfaces, mix of colors from dark brown to bright red, one with denomination 4 and the others oIIII, another with backwards S. Estimate: $200-$300.

Spanish Colonial

Bolivia (Republic)

1521. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1827JM, laureate head. KM-97.

27.00 grams. Harshly cleaned AU, mostly untoned with just a few gold hues around BOLIVIANA. Estimate: $100-$150.

1522. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1863FP, NGC MS 61. KM-138.6.

Lustrous fields with light surface hairlines, difficult to find in Mint State. NGC #4742985-007. Estimate: $100-$150.

1523. Potosí, Bolivia, 4 soles, 1830JL, NGC MS 63. KM-96a.1.

Common coin in an uncommonly high grade (currently seven coins in 63 and only one higher in 64 in the NGC census). Muted luster with spots of dark toning around legends. NGC #3737013-004. Estimate: $70-$100.

British Virgin Islands

1524. Set of 25 British Virgin Islands proof 25 dollars, Queen

1514. Lot of three pillars-and-waves cob minors: Potosí 4R

1690VR, Potosí 2R 1771V-(Y) and Lima 1R 1698H. 23.24 grams total. All detailed VF examples, the 4R being holed, nice little denomina-

tion set. Estimate: $175-$250.

Spain

1515. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer M above

mintmark T to left. CT-410. 13.56 grams. Broad-flan Fine with deep toning, full interior details and much legend, old gouge on assayermintmark. Estimate: $100-$150.

1516. Lot of three Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales: 1591H, 1623,

1626?. KM-132.6. 40.15 grams total. The 1591 is a black toned VF and possibly salvaged while the other two are XF with light sedimentation from burial (the 1623 also has several chopmarks). Estimate: $350-$500.

1517. Madrid, Spain, cob 1/2 real, Philip IV, assayer A to left, mintmark MD to right (1651).

Bolivia (colonial)

CT-Type 256, KM-Y16.2. 1.80

grams. Choice example with bold monogram and full mintmark, full

cross-castles-lions, VF with light cleaning, some adjustment lines across monogram, dark gray toned fields. Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of December 2006, with original lot-tag and card #5373. Estimate: $100-$150.

Elizabeth II, 1988, in promotional set printed with “The New Treasure Coins of the Caribbean.” 14” x 7” x 1” (whole set) All Gem Ultra Cameo Proof in 0.925 silver, with bust of queen on obverse and denomination and various treasure themes on reverse, mostly coins and other shipwreck finds but some galleons and symbols, housed in a custom case as issued from the Franklin Mint in Philadelphia (only 2500 sets made). Estimate: $200-$300.

British West Africa

1525. British West Africa (struck at the King’s Norton mint,

England), copper-nickel 1/10 penny, 1946-KN, NGC MS 65.

KM-20. Bright, smooth fields with a reflective quality, very faint rainbow

toning, effectively same quality as others we’ve seen with SP (specimen) designation. NGC #4715670-008. Estimate: $60-$90.

Canada

1526. Canada, Bank of Upper Canada, bronze penny, 1857, MS 62 Brown.

KM-Tn3. Dark brown surfaces with hints of original red luster around design elements, small planchet flaw between 7 and 8 o’clock on obverse. NGC #4739225-003. Estimate: $90-$135.

1527. Canada, 50 cents, 1939, George VI, NGC MS 62. KM-

36. Some light bagmarks, exceptional rainbow toning throughout. NGC

World Coins

#4738989-001. Estimate: $80-$120.

(silver unless otherwise noted) Biafra

Central American Union

1528. Central American Union, proof silver 2 pesos medallic

1518. Biafra, silver 1 pound, 1969, NGC MS 65. KM-6. Eagle side

with choice rainbow toning, date side non-toned by lustrous, minimal bagmarks, some die-polish lines in fields. The brief Republic of Biafra existed from 1967 to 1970 and consisted of largely Igbo states in southern Nigeria that had seceded from Nigeria in May 1967. NGC #4739198011. Estimate: $150-$225.

coinage, 1971, ODECA 20th anniversary, NGC PF 66 Ultra Cameo. KM-X12. Popular type with high relief depiction of Central America, three hallmarks on reverse as issued. Deep blue toning in fields with high points of design a red-gold color. NGC #4738965-016. Estimate: $80-$120.

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Central American Union to Cuba 1529. Central American Union, proof silver 1 peso medallic

coinage, 1971, ODECA 20th anniversary, NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo. KM-X11. Popular type with high relief depiction of Central

America, three hallmarks on reverse as issued. Vibrant blue and peach toned. NGC #4738965-017. Estimate: $80-$120.

Chile (colonial)

Colombia (modern Republic)

1539. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1892, Columbus, small bust (cap points to right of A), NGC MS 63. Restrepo-408.1; KM187.2. Few minor bagmarks, dark rainbow toning over muted luster, better

grade than commonly encountered. NGC #4724936-003. Estimate: $100-$150.

12. KM-60. Even light toning, off-center strike, heavy adjustment marks on

1540. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1892, Columbus, large bust (cap points to left of A), NGC MS 62. Restrepo-408.2; KM-187.1.

Chile (Republic)

1541. Lot of six Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1892, Co-

1530. Santiago, Chile, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1806FJ, NGC F

bust, scarce date that maxes out at XF 45 in NGC census. NGC #4911078003. Estimate: $150-$225.

1531. Santiago, Chile, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles

IV), 1816FJ, NGC VF 30. KM-65. Weak strike in center of obverse with

slight planchet bulging but rather bold reverse, gunmetal toning all over. NGC #4911078-005. Estimate: $100-$150. 1532. Santiago, Chile, 2 reales, 1849ML. KM-102. 5.99 grams.. VF+ with some light hairlines, mottled multicolored toning. Estimate: $80$120.

Colombia (colonial)

1533. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810JJ. Restrepo-106.1 var; KM-69.1; CT-1382. 1.59 grams. Fine

with weakly struck centers, vibrant rainbow toning all over. Estimate: $60-$90.

1534. Lot of four Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4R, anepigraphic issue,

Charles III or IV, no dates or mintmarks or assayers (1756-96).

Scarcer variety than small bust. Scattered bagmarks for the grade, faintly toned with lustrous obverse and more subdued reverse. NGC #4724936005. Estimate: $100-$150.

lumbus, large bust (cap points to left of A), NGC MS 61 (1), AU 58 (4) and AU 55 (1). Restrepo-408.2; KM-187.1. Mix of grades with

faint friction on high points for the AU pieces, some heavily rainbow toned while others are more white, excellent wholesale opportunity for this popular commemorative. NGC #4724936-4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Estimate: $200-$300.

1542. Lot of two Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1892, Co-

lumbus, both varieties (small and large bust), NGC MS 62 and 61). Restrepo-408.1 and 408.2, KM-187.1 and 187.2. Nice set illustrating

the subtle design differences between the small and large bust varieties. Both lustrous with faint rainbow toning, scattered bagmarks (typical for the type). NGC #4724936-001, 6. Estimate: $100-$150.

1543. Lot of two Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1892, Co-

lumbus, both varieties (small and large bust), NGC MS 62 and 61). Restrepo-408.1 and 408.2, KM-187.1 and 187.2. Another set illustrating the

Restrepo-2. 2.99 grams total. All holed but nicely detailed VF/XF coins, darkly toned, two with pillar-style punches and two with bust-style. Estimate: $200-$300.

subtle design differences between the small and large bust varieties. Both lustrous with faint rainbow toning, scattered bagmarks (typical for the type). NGC #4724936-002, 7. Estimate: $100-$150.

Colombia (Santa Marta royalist)

1544. Bogotá, Colombia (struck in Brussels), 20 centavos, 1897, NGC MS 63. Restrepo-385.1; KM-189. Surfaces with muted luster

1535. Santa Marta, Colombia, copper 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII, 1813, NGC VF 30 Brown. Restrepo-103.1, KM-C2; CT-1666. Partial F.VII

with last two digits of date below, clearer SM, red-brown color with a few spots of verdigris. NGC #4330857-008. Estimate: $100-$150.

and faint blue / purple toning. NGC #4739198-006. Estimate: $100$150.

Costa Rica (countermarks and counColombia (Republic of New Granada) terstamps) 1536. Bogotá, Colombia (struck in London), silvered copper 1 décimo, 1848, with large castle countermark. Restrepo-171.2s; KM-102.

9.81 grams. Detailed, deeply struck castle countermark of unknown origin,

host XF+, listed as “scarce” in Restrepo. Estimate: $100-$150.

Colombia (United States of Colombia)

1537. Popayán, Colombia, 1 décimo, 1864, NGC VF details / cleaned. Restrepo-267.2; KM-145.2. Lightly cleaned and now retoned with

dark purple and blue colors, decent strike details for a somewhat crude type. NGC #4740700-011. Estimate: $100-$150.

1538. Colombia (struck in Birmingham), copper-nickel 1-1/4 centavos, 1874, PCGS MS66. Restrepo-245.1, KM-173. Highly reflective, proof-like surfaces with bright luster topped by faint orange toning. PCGS #37805087. Estimate: $70-$100.

1545. Lot of three Costa Rica 1/2R “lion” countermarks (Type

VI, 1849-57) on Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2R of 1846-47-48. KM-68. 4.22 grams total. Well-struck XF/AU counter-

marks on VF to XF hosts, all darkly rainbow toned, excellent group for die study. Estimate: $200-$300.

Costa Rica (Republic)

1546. Costa Rica, gold 2 colones, 1900, NGC MS 63. KM-139.

Frosty surfaces with ample luster, small planchet flaw on bust. NGC #2093236-003. Estimate: $100-$150.

Cuba

1547. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia Mint), 10 centavos, 1916, ANACS MS 62. KM-A12. Mottled rainbow toning over bright surfaces, some scattered bagmarks. ANACS #2328058. Estimate: $100$150.

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Cuba to Italian States 1548. Cuba, 10 centavos, 1920, NGC MS 62. KM-A12. Bright surfaces with a few bagmarks for the grade. NGC #2046746-008. Estimate: $100-$150.

Curaรงao

1549. Curaรงao (Dutch administration), lot of two coppernickel-zinc 1-stuiver tokens, Jesurun and Co., Leyba and Co. (ca. 1880). KM-Tn1 and 3. 2.35 grams total. Two tough tokens, one of which is the popular Jesurun and Co. issue from an important Jewish family in Curacao at the time. Both XF with light patina. Estimate: $75-$110.

Denmark

Germany

1558. Kassel, Germany, Chr. Eissengarthen, brass 1/2 liter

beer token, ca. mid-1800s, NGC MS 64. Obverse: bear walking

left; Reverse: CHR. / EISSENGARTHEN/ NACHFOLGER / 1/2 / LITER / DAMPF-BIERBRAUEREI CASSEL. Chr. Eissengarthen is recorded as a brewery in Kassel from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. Flashy brass color with some reflectivity in fields. NGC #4739225-001. Estimate: $80-$120.

Great Britain

1559. Great Britain, bronze half farthing, Victoria, 1844, NGC

1550. Denmark, 4 skilling, 1645, NGC VF 20. KM-133.1. Popular

coin with the Hebrew word for God in center of reverse. Even wear, dull gray toning all over. NGC #5706285-003. Estimate: $100-$150.

Dominican Republic

1551. Dominican Republic, 1 peso, 1952, NGC MS 65, exRudman. KM-22. Bright white with significant cartwheel luster, a few

faint spots of reddish toning. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #2795201-008. Estimate: $100-$150.

1552. Dominican Republic, 1 peso, 1952, NGC MS 65. KM-

22. Very lustrous with pale gold toning. NGC #4738965-001. Estimate:

$80-$120.

1553. Dominican Republic, 5 centavos, 1944, NGC MS 64. KM-18a. Lustrous,

mostly untoned with a few spots of orange toning on obverse. NGC #4738965-008. Estimate: $100-$150.

1554. Dominican Republic, proof copper-nickel piefort 1 centavo essai, 1892, plain edge, NGC PF 63, ex-Rudman. KM-

Rare essai with bright, mirror fields contrasting with more matte shield, a few small surface marks but seemingly from planchet flaws rather than contact, scattered yellow toning throughout. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #3157288-010. Estimate: $350-$500.

E18.

Ecuador

1555. Quito, Ecuador, 4 reales, 1842MV. KM-24. 14.72 grams. Fine

with minor scratches, pale gold toning in fields. Estimate: $100-$150.

France (Lorraine)

1556. Lorraine, France, teston, Charles III, 1627. KM-45 (under

MS 64 RB. Sp-3951; KM-738. Bright red and lustrous with speckles of purple toning. NGC #4738989-015. Estimate: $100-$150.

1560. Great Britain (Bombay mint), trade dollar, George V,

1911-B, NGC AU 58. KM-T5. Dark rainbow toning with light wear on high points. NGC #4738981-014. Estimate: $80-$120.

Guatemala (colonial)

1561. Lot of three Guatemala bust 8R (two) and 1R (one), assayer M: 1805, 1818 and 1789 respectively. KM-53, 69, 42. 56.66

grams total. All somewhat scarce, each showing a different king (since

the 1789 is Charles IV transitional with bust of Charles III). Generally Fine to VF, some light marks and hairlines noted, all gunmetal toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

Guatemala (Central American Republic) 1562. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1843,

NGC AU 53. KM-1. Crude type with decent luster, mostly untoned except for two dark spots. NGC #20963381-003. Estimate: $100-$125.

Guatemala (Republic)

1563. Guatemala, nickel 1/2 real, 1900, NGC MS 64. KM-176. Vivid rainbow toning. NGC #4739223-009. Estimate: $100-$150.

India (British)

1564. Bombay, India (British), 1/4 rupee, 1928, NGC MS

63. KM-518. Light contact marks for the grade, mostly untoned obverse with hints of gold around rims, fully orange and red toned reverse. NGC #4079499-085. Estimate: $70-$100.

German States). 7.39 grams. Holed Fine/VF with salvaged surfaces, some encrustation and toning. From an unidentified ca.-1628 wreck in the English Channel, with Sedwick certificate from 2006, also pedigreed to the Tony Jaggers collection (with his certificate as well). Estimate: $60-$90.

Italian States

German States

1565. Messina, Sicily (Italian States), 3 tari, Philip III, 1609.

1557. Emden, German States (Holy Roman Empire), 28 stuber (2/3 thaler), Ferdinand II (1619-1637). KM-10.1. 19.03 grams.

Salvaged VF with cleaned surfaces, rotated dies. Pedigreed to the Thomas Sebring collection (American Numismatic Rarities auction of January 2004, lot #1676) and to the Tony Jaggers collection (with his certificate). Estimate: $60-$90.

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Naples & Sicily KM-10. 7.86 grams. XF,

some encrustation. Estimate: $80-$120.

1566. Lot of three Messina, Sicily (Italian States) 4 tari (one) and 3 tari (two), Philip III, all dated 1612, assayer DF-A. KM-11,

10. 26.02 grams total. The

4 tari and one of the 3 tari appear to be VF or so while the other 3 tari is a nice XF. Estimate: $175-$250.

1567. Naples & Sicily (Italian States), bronze 2 tornesi, 1857,

Ferdinand II, NGC MS 63 Brown. KM-374. More red than brown with bright surfaces devoid of any major marks, several small edge cracks, better eye appeal than even some higher-grade examples. NGC #4740369014. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Tuscany

1568. Tuscany (Italian States), bronze 5 centesimi, 1859, NGC MS 64 Brown. KM-C83. Chocolate brown with spots of red luster. NGC #4740383-001. Estimate: $100-$150.

Mexico (War of Independence)

1581. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1816MZ. KM-111.2; CT-414. 26.88 grams. Weakly struck VF with scratch on the back of the bust, choice rainbow toning on reverse, traces of luster. Estimate: $100-$150.

Japan

1569. Japan, silver 1 yen, meiji 27 (1894) with gin counter-

stamp (1897) to left, NGC AU details / cleaned. KM-Y28a.2. Light surface hairlines, vibrant gold and purple toning. NGC #4738952-003. Estimate: $70-$100.

1570. Japan, silver 1 yen, meiji 29 (1896), with gin counterstamp (1897) to right, NGC UNC details / cleaned. KM-Y28a.5.

Lustrous, faintly gold toned with light surface hairlines. NGC #4738952008. Estimate: $100-$150.

Luxembourg

1571. Luxembourg, 10 francs, 1929, NGC MS 64. KM-39. Flashy fields contrasting with matte bust, some die polish lines, faint multicolored toning. NGC #4738981-007. Estimate: $70-$100.

Mexico (colonial)

1572. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1734/3MF. VG/Fine, vibrant rainbow toning in fields, clear overdate. Estimate: $60-$90.

KM-75.1, CT-unl. 3.16 grams.

1573. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1735MF,

ex-Christensen. KM-75.1; CT-1597. 2.92 grams. VG with a few scratches, patches of dark multicolored toning. Pedigreed to the Christensen sale #46 of Nov. 15, 1971, lot 2690. Estimate: $60-$90.

1574. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1737MF, ex-Glendining. KM-75.1; CT-1599. 3.22 grams. Fine with some scratches, heavy adjustment marks on pillars, dark rainbow toning in fields. Pedigreed to the Glendining sale of Sept. 1962, lot 441. Estimate: $60-$90.

1582. Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1812, ornate fields, NGC VF 35 BN. KM-234; CT-576. Centered, full strike

on a good planchet with only minor flaws, a few spots of verdigris, significantly tougher date compared to the 1813s with just four including this one listed in the NGC census. NGC #4740648-013. Estimate: $100-$150.

1583. Lot of three Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1813, plain fields, with Morelos (Type A) countermarks.

KM-265.4; CT-578. 64.63 grams total. Two nicer examples (XF/AU) with burnished surfaces, another in smaller diameter grading VF with some verdigris. Estimate: $150-$225.

Mexico (Republic)

1584. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso, 1898AM, original strike, PCGS UNC details / cleaned. KM-409.2. Beautifully rainbow toned

over lustrous surfaces, nice strike but with some die-cracks, minor abrasion in field above assayer but hardly enough to condemn the coin as “cleaned,” in our opinion, scarce non-restrike issue. Estimate: $100-$150.

1585. Durango, Mexico, brass 5 centavos, 1914, NGC MS 65. KM-634. Tied with three others for finest known in the NGC census. Satiny surfaces with minimal marks, bright brass color with red toning around eagle. NGC #4738965-014. Estimate: $100-$150.

Mexico (United States of Mexico)

1586. Mexico City, Mexico, 5 pesos, 1948, Cuauhtémoc, NGC

MS 66+. KM-465. Bright white with full cartwheel luster, heavy vertical

1575. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1740MF.

die polish lines. Pedigreed to the Almanzar auction of January 1981. NGC #4739928-003. Estimate: $90-$135.

KM-75.1; CT-1602. 3.31 grams.

1587. Mexico City, Mexico, 50 centavos, 1937, NGC MS 65.

$60-$90.

VF with rainbow toned fields. Estimate:

1576. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1741MF. KM-75.1; CT-1603. 3.38 grams. AU/UNC

with a details a bit weak from a soft strike, brilliant and flashy fields with a few spots of toning. Estimate: $70-$100.

KM-447. Exceptional

strike with smooth, mirror-like fields and detailed design, blended rainbow toned surfaces. NGC #4738965-013. Estimate: $70-$100.

Nicaragua

1577. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1754M.

1588. Nicaragua (struck at the Heaton mint), 1 cordoba, 1912-

Estimate: $70-$100.

in recessed areas, dark rainbow toning all over. NGC #4738959-014. Estimate: $100-$150.

KM-75.2; CT-579. 3.27 grams. Dark rainbow toned VF, old scratch in shield.

1578. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Philip V, 1736MF,

ex-Glendining. KM-65; CT-1859. 1.60 grams. Fine with some scratches, darkly rainbow toned fields with minor encrustation. Pedigreed to the Glendining sale of June 11, 1970. Estimate: $50-$75.

1579. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Philip V, 1737MF.

H, NGC XF 45. KM-16. Evenly circulated with hints of remaining luster

Norway

1589. Norway, 2 kroner, 1906, Haakon VII, Norway independence, NGC MS 63. KM-363. Popular circulating commemorative

KM-65; CT-1861. 1.67 grams.

celebrating Norway independence in 1905. Deeply rainbow toned over subdued luster. NGC #4740383-007. Estimate: $90-$135.

1580. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Philip V, 1738MF.

Panama

VF+ with minor surface marks, spotty dark gray toning in fields. Estimate: $50-$75. KM-65; CT-1862. 1.66 grams. XF

with arcing die chip and crack on pillars side, dark red and gold toning in fields. Estimate: $50-$75.

1590. Panama, silver 1 balboa, 1947, NGC MS 63. KM-13. Bright white surface with minor contact marks, faint gold toning on high points, popular design. NGC #4738952-009. Estimate: $80-$120.

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Peru (colonial) to Venezuela

Peru (colonial)

1603. South Africa, bronze 1 penny, 1898, NGC MS 64 RB.

1591. Lot of two Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1812JP and 1813JP. KM-117.1. 54.43 grams total. Both AU with some

surface hairlines, adjustment marks and light encrustation on the 1812. Estimate: $125-$200.

1592. Lima, Peru, bust 1 real, Charles IV (large bust), 1791IJ.

KM-2. Satin surfaces, variable shades of red with a rainbow band of toning on the obverse. NGC #4738989-008. Estimate: $100-$150.

Spain

1604. Cuenca, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Philip V,

1718JJ. CT-1161; KM-308. 5.47 grams. XF, small planchet flaw at 6 o’clock

Bold XF with off-center strike, light marks but nothing distracting, faded multicolored tone. Estimate: $100-$150.

on obverse. Estimate: $80-$120.

Portugal

1724F. CT-41; KM-297. 5.35 grams. Choice XF+ with slight waviness from manufacture, dull gunmetal gray toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

KM-94; CT-1096. 3.39 grams.

1593. Portugal, 5 escudos, 1934, NGC MS 64. KM-581. Blast white with great luster, a few minor surface marks for the grade. NGC #4740383-010. Estimate: $90-$135. 1594. Portugal, 5 escudos, 1934, NGC MS 64. KM-581. Gold toning over lustrous surfaces, areas of original mint luster. NGC #4740383011. Estimate: $90-$135. 1595. Portugal, 2-1/2 escudos, 1933, NGC MS 63. KM-580. A few scattered marks across surfaces with subdued luster, faint gold toning everywhere. NGC #4740383-009. Estimate: $100-$150.

Romania

1605. Segovia, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Louis I,

1606. Madrid, Spain, milled 1 real “half pistareen,” Philip V, 1740JF. CT-1548; KM-298. 2.56 grams. VF with a few small marks in shield, dull rainbow toning in fields. Estimate: $60-$90.

1607. Segovia, Spain, bronze 5 centimos, 1868-OM, NGC MS

64 RB, finest known in NGC census. CT-p. 806; KM-635.4. Mostly red and lustrous surfaces with speckles of brown toning. NGC #4739198003. Estimate: $100-$150.

Sweden

1608. Sweden, bronze 5 ore, Carl XV Adolf, 1872/66, NGC MS

1596. Romania (struck at the Heaton mint), 5 lei, Mihai I, 1930-H, NGC MS 66, finest known in NGC census. KM-48. Rare

in high Mint State with just one other in MS 66 and the next closest being a handful of MS 64s. Smooth, lustrous and mark free surfaces with light red hues of toning on bust. NGC #4740391-012. Estimate: $100-$150.

64 Brown, finest and only example in the NGC census. KM-707. Scarce overdate variety, even chocolate color with hints of red around legends. NGC #4740391-008. Estimate: $100-$150.

Syria

Russia

1609. Syria, 25 piastres, 1929, NGC MS 61. KM-73. Faint surface marks for the grade, lustrous with patches of dark gray toning. NGC #4739198-014. Estimate: $80-$120.

CNb, NGC XF 40. KM-C61a.3. One of just two in the NGC census

1610. Syria (struck at the Paris mint), 1/2 piastre, 1921, NGC

1598. Ekaterinburg, Russia, bronze 2 kopeks, Alexander I,

Venezuela

1597. St. Petersburg, Russia, 10 kopeks, Catherine II, 1775-

(one higher in AU 53), even wear on high points, dark rainbow toning with some original luster on the reverse. NGC #4740383-015. Estimate: $100-$150.

1811EM-HM, plain edge, NGC MS 63 BN. KM-C118.3. Difficult

type to find in Mint State, red-brown surfaces with bright red luster around design elements. NGC #4740383-012. Estimate: $100-$150.

1599. St. Petersburg, Russia, 50 kopeks, Nicholas II, 1912-EB,

NGC MS 62. KM-Y58.2. Mottled dark toning over luster, some light surface marks. NGC #4740391-010. Estimate: $100-$150.

Sharjah

1600. Sharjah, 5 rupees proof, 1964, John F. Kennedy, NGC

PF 63. KM-X2. Scarcer proof version of this commemorative type, very

lustrous with spotty red and purple toning. NGC #4738981-013. Estimate: $70-$100.

South Africa

1601. South Africa, 2-1/2 shillings, 1897, NGC AU 58. KM-7.

Detailed strike with very faint wear on the high points, dark multicolored toning. NGC #4740391-004. Estimate: $70-$100. 1602. South Africa, 2 shillings, 1897, NGC AU 53. KM-6. A few light marks and wear, subdued multicolored tone and dark spots on obverse with a more lustrous, rainbow colored reverse. NGC #4738989009. Estimate: $50-$75.

MS 64.

KM-68. Vibrant rainbow toning over subdued luster. NGC #4740391-009. Estimate: $50-$75.

1611. Venezuela (struck at the Philadelphia mint), (5 bolíva-

res), 1926, NGC AU 55. KM-Y24.2. Light wear and a few minor marks, some original luster in fields along with faint mottled rainbow toning. NGC #4487975-004. Estimate: $80-$120.

Medals and Decorations

Colombia

1612. Lot of two Colombian 2R-sized proclamation medals,

Ferdinand VII, 1808, NGC XF 45 and VF details / holed. Fonrob-

ert-8047 and var. Obverse with crowned arms, legend REI DE ESPA / NA E

INDIAS; reverse with pomegranate above AUGUSTA / PROCLAM[A] CION / DEL N.R.D.G. POR / FERNANDO.VII / 1808, one with pomegranate below and the other without. Both darkly toned with the XF 45 being lustrous and multicolored while the VF details piece is a dark gunmetal color. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on labels). NGC #4743181-012 and -013. Estimate: $125-$200.

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France

Federal Reserve (large size)

MS 64 RB. Gadoury-4113. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the

land, $10, series of 1914, serial D9236998A, Burke-Glass, PCGS VF 20 apparent / rust stains. Fr-917. Moderate circulation, vignettes

1613. France, bronze medal, Exposition Universelle (1889), NGC

1623. USA (Washington, D.C.), Federal Reserve Bank of Cleve-

French Revolution. Bright red obverse with a few carbon spots, reverse more red-brown in color with purple hues, one of just two in the NGC census (the other being a MS 65 RB). NGC #4739198-007. Estimate: $100-$150.

quite bold, some rust stains as mentioned on holder. PCGS #80295411. Estimate: $75-$110.

Great Britain

Legal Tender

1614. Lot of two Great Britain copper alloy Admiral Vernon medals, 1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBv25U, PBvb2D. 30.06 grams total. The

larger medal with only Admiral Vernon on the obverse has VF details with surface porosity and minor encrustation, lighter copper color. The VernonBrown medal is VG with some old scratches. Estimate: $100-$150.

Honduras

1615. Honduras, silver medal, 1975, Central Bank 25th an-

niversary, NGC MS 66. 16 grams. Gorgeous purple, blue, and gold

toning evocative of a Honduras sunset throughout. NGC #4738959-012. Estimate: $80-$120.

Silver

U.S. Coins

1616. USA (San Francisco mint), $1 Morgan, 1881-S, NGC MS

65. Blast white with considerable luster, mirror-like quality to reverse fields.

NGC #2727171-002 Estimate: $80-$120.

1617. USA (Philadelphia mint), Morgan dollar, 1898, PCGS MS65. Crisp details and bright luster, mostly white but for some red

and gold toning around legends and stars. PCGS #38494461. Estimate: $100-$150.

1618. USA (New Orleans mint), 1 dollar Morgan, 1904-O, NGC MS 65. Brilliant cartwheel luster under vibrant rainbow toning. NGC #4738978-001. Estimate: $100-$150.

1619. USA (Philadelphia mint), Peace dollar, 1934, PCGS MS62. Very lustrous fields with light contact marks for the grade, faint multicolored toning around rims. PCGS #38494463. Estimate: $100-$150.

1620. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar Walking Liberty, 1945, PCGS MS64. Sharp strike with lustrous, gold toned centers and

1624. Lot of two USA, legal tender, $2, series of 1917, SpeelmanWhite: serials D3148490A, D80983043A. Fr-60. Both AVF, one with

staple holes at top left. Estimate: $125-$200.

Obsoletes

1625. Tallahassee, Florida, State of Florida, 10 cents, Feb. 2,

1863, PMG UNC 62 EPQ. Cr-28. Slightly miscut and with toned paper (typical for these notes), bold embossing. Signed by John Milton, Governor of Florida from 1861 to 1865. A vocal secessionist, he supported the Confederate cause so strongly that he claimed “death would be preferable to reunion with them [the Yankees].” On April 1, 1865, in the closing days of the Civil War, he committed suicide by gunshot to the head. PMG #1075685-006. Estimate: $100-$150.

United States Note

1626. USA, United States note, $5, series of 1907, SpeelmanWhite, serial K58334159. Fr-91. VF with small discoloration at center,

popular “woodchopper” vignette. Estimate: $100-$150.

Various

1627. Lot of two USA $10: gold certificate, series of 1907,

Teehee-Burke, serial E32582743; Federal Reserve note, series of 1914, White-Mellon, serial D47401070B. Fr-1172, Fr-911A. The gold

certificate is pressed Fine with some edge damage in the upper right margin and a bank teller stamp on the reverse; the federal reserve note is VF with some pinholes at center. Estimate: $125-$200.

1628. Lot of two USA $1: silver certificate, series of 1899, Elliott-White, serial E76714175A; legal tender, series of 1917, Elliott-Burke, serial D76863763A. Fr-235, Fr-37. The “Black Eagle” is VF while the 1917 $1 is Fine. Estimate: $125-$200.

World Paper Money

purple hues around rims. PCGS #38494465. Estimate: $40-$60.

1621. USA (Philadelphia mint), 10 cents Winged Liberty, 1936,

PCGS MS66 Full Bands. Smooth, bright white surfaces with just a few spots of light gold toning. PCGS #38494467. Estimate: $80-$120.

Argentina

1629. Rosario, Argentina, Banco Argentino, 1 peso remainder, 1-5-1867, series M, serial 9016, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ.

U.S. Paper Money

SCWPM-S1531r. High grade Argentine note produced by the ABNCo, some stray printing ink on reverse. PMG #1886484-004. Estimate: $100-$150.

Confederate States

1622. Lot of five Confederate States notes of Fed. 17, 1864:

$100, series H, plate D-D, serial 4210; $50, 2nd series, plate wA-Aw, serial 31515; $20, 5th series, plate C, serial 51893; $10, 3rd series, plate 36935; $5, series 4, plate G-G, serial 63530. T-65, 66, 67, 68, 69. Great late series Confederate note denomination set. $100: VF, pinhole at center, ink annotation “B” on reverse; $50: Fine, minor stains; $20, VF, pinhole at bottom right; $10, AU, pinhole in bottom margin; $5, AU+, faint stains. Estimate: $150-$225.

1630. Lot of two Buenos Aires, Argentina, La Popular Argentina, 10 pesos fuertes: 31-12-1870, 2nd series, serial 13377; 31-12-1872, 4th series, serial 34920. SCWPM-unl. Two large format Argentine notes with beautiful lithographs, the 1870-dated note is AU while the 1872 is VF, both with perforated left edge from detached counterfoil. Estimate: $150-$225.

Colombia

1631. Lot of two Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 10 centavos: 1-3-1888, series Y, serial 056017; 2-1-1893, series I, serial 447278. SCWPM-211a, 221a; CHPM-148, 176. Both UNC with bright ink colors, one with light handling in margins. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1632. Lot of three Cali, Colombia, Banco de Hipotecario del Pacífico back proofs, ca. 1920s: 10, 5, and 1 pesos. SCWPM-S524p,

Grouping of three ABNCo uniface reverse proofs with bank’s name and pencil annotations above. The 10 and 5 are previously mounted with an internal hole at top from dismounting. The 1 peso is still mounted on cardstock with two tears at the bottom left corner. Estimate: $80-$120. S523p, S522p; CHPM-8503, 8502, 8501.

1633. Medellín, Colombia, Departamento de Antioquia, 20

centavos, 1901, series X, serial 100215.

10248.10.1. VF

SCWPM-297D; CHPM-

with spots of residue on obverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

1634. Popayán, Colombia, Banco del Estado, 50 centavos, 2-2-1886, series C, serial 033602. SCWPM-297D; CHPM-7977. Good, some small internal tears, repairs on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

Cuba

1635. Cuba, Banco Nacional de Cuba, 100 pesos, 1958, serial C109571A, certified PMG Gem UNC 64 EPQ, ex-EMO. SCWPM-

1642. Guatemala, Banco de Guatemala, 10 quetzales speci-

men, no date (1948-55), PMG Choice AU 58. SCWPM-26s. Three POCs. Unlisted specimen in Standard Catalog. Bright red ink colors, light handling along the right side for the grade. Pedigreed to the American Bank Note Company archives. PMG #8063863-009. Estimate: $60-$90.

1643. Guatemala, Banco de Guatemala, 5 quetzales specimen,

no date (1958), PMG Gem UNC 64 EPQ. SCWPM-37s. Three POCs. Unlisted specimen in Standard Catalog. Vibrant purple ink, light handling in right margin. Pedigreed to the American Bank Note Company archives. PMG #8063863-008. Estimate: $80-$120.

1644. Guatemala, Banco de Guatemala, 1 quetzal specimen,

no date (1957-58), PMG Gem UNC 64 EPQ. SCWPM-36s. Three POCs. Unlisted specimen in Standard Catalog. Choice centering. Pedigreed to the American Bank Note Company archives. PMG #8063863-007. Estimate: $80-$120.

1645. Guatemala, Banco de Guatemala, 1/2 quetzal speci-

men, no date (1948-54), PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ. SCWPM-23s.

82c. High

grade, high denomination pre-revolution banknote, bold embossing, some stray printing ink in bottom margin. Pedigreed to the EMO collection (stated on label). PMG #2501393-019. Estimate: $100-$150.

Three POCs. Unlisted specimen in Standard Catalog. Nice margins and centering. Pedigreed to the American Bank Note Company archives. PMG #8063863-006. Estimate: $60-$90.

El Salvador

Honduras

1636. El Salvador, Banco Central de Reserva, 1 colón, 14-1-

1943, series E, serial 2487222, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ. SC-

WPM-75. With black 10-12-1946 validation overprint on reverse. Original

ink colors and paper quality, bold embossing seen on both the note’s design and the overprint. PMG #8063863-001. Estimate: $100-$150.

1637. El Salvador, Banco Central de Reserva, 1 colón, 6-111952, series VA, serial 3626359, PMG Gem UNC 64 EPQ. SC-

WPM-87. With black 28-1-1954 validation overprint on reverse. Striking

embossing clearly seen through the holder. Second finest known behind two others (see next lot) in UNC 65. PMG #8063863-003. Estimate: $80-$120.

1638. El Salvador, Banco Central de Reserva, 1 colón, 17-3-

1646. Trujillo, Honduras, Aguan Navigation and Improvement Company, 50 centavos, 25-6-1886, serial E22949, PMG Choice XF 45. SCWPM-S101. The Aguan Navigation & Improvement Company

attempted to build an Atlantic-Pacific canal through Honduras but folded before the project could be realized. Many notes were circulated and later redeemed, making problem-free examples like this one very scarce. PMG #8053596-011. Estimate: $100-$150.

Nicaragua

1647. Lot of two Nicaragua 50 centavos notes: República de Nicaragua, 1-1-1910, series A, serial 1576501; Banco Nacional, series of 1938, serial 185968. SCWPM-43a, 89a. The República issue

1954, series UA, serial 4829573, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ.

grades Fine with some ink spots; the Banco note is VG with some ink spots and a paper pull on the reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

with one other for finest known in the PMG census. PMG #8063863002. Estimate: $80-$120.

1648. Lot of three Nicaragua, Banco Nacional, 10 centavos,

SCWPM-87. With black 15-10-1954 validation overprint on reverse. Tied

France

1639. France (Paris), Banque de France, 500 francs, 1-10-1942, serial H.6799 670, PMG Choice UNC 63 EPQ. SCWPM-95b. Large,

beautifully designed WWII-era note with choice ink colors and paper quality. PMG #1886486-001. Estimate: $80-$120.

series of 1938, consecutive serials 540188-90.

SCWPM-87a. All UNC with good embossing and paper wave, light paper toning around edge. Estimate: $100-$150.

Paraguay

1649. Paraguay, Republic del Paraguay, 2 pesos fuertes, 28-11916, serial 332438. SCWPM-139a. AU with corner tip fold. Estimate:

Guatemala

$100-$150.

men, no date (1948-52), PMG UNC 62. SCWPM-28s. Three POCs. Unlisted specimen in Standard Catalog. Well-centered printing, tear at bottom center. Pedigreed to the American Bank Note Company archives. PMG #8063863-011. Estimate: $100-$150.

1650. Lot of sixteen lottery tickets from Cuba and Mexico,

1640. Guatemala, Banco de Guatemala, 100 quetzales speci-

1641. Guatemala, Banco de Guatemala, 20 quetzales specimen,

no date (1963-65), PMG Choice UNC 64 EPQ. SCWPM-39s. Three POCs. Unlisted specimen in Standard Catalog. Colorful, bold printing with strong embossing, some handling in bottom margin. Pedigreed to the American Bank Note Company archives. PMG #8063863-010. Estimate: $80-$120.

Spanish Colonial

various dates from 1805 to 1842. Interesting grouping of Spanish colonial lottery tickets consisting of two 4-note uncut sheets (one vertical with embossed OAXACA stamps and one 2x2 sheet with embossed GUADALAXARA stamps), a singular Guadalaxara stamped ticket, another from Guadalupe, and a group of six Cuban tickets from the reign of Isabel II. Most with some problems ranging from staining/toning to internal holes and tears. The Mexican early issues are seemingly rare. A nice study group for the specialist with many design varieties noted. Estimate: $125-$200.

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